Forever Growing… the motto for the Class of 2018. As Graduation becomes closer, many seniors reflect on the moments that shaped them into the unique individuals they are today. Time to rewind the clock and remember the the good old days for the graduating class of 2018. Music blaring, flashing lights, and laughter are just […]
Forever Growing… the motto for the Class of 2018. As Graduation becomes closer, many seniors reflect on the moments that shaped them into the unique individuals they are today. Time to rewind the clock and remember the the good old days for the graduating class of 2018.
Music blaring, flashing lights, and laughter are just a few of the things that someone would experience at the Upper Division Ball. But for Michael Ost (‘18) his senior prom was a dance he will always remember.
“Prom was my favorite memory because I like being able to see my classmates all dressed formally and seeing my favorite teachers. Also I loved embarrassing my date and slow dancing with her,” he says. “Although the food had some complications and the dance turned into a rage, it was a night I’ll never forget from CB.”
Dances are not the only places where memories are made for CB students. Being a part a varsity sports senior night is just as memorable. Taylor Barth (‘18) shared how the CB community really shows you are loved and that you always have a Falcon family.
“Sports Medicine Senior Night and having my adopted family walk me out — it’s my favorite because I felt the most loved, but also kind of bittersweet it being senior night thinking if the three years I was on the sports med team,” she says. “It made me really happy knowing and reassuring I have a family outside of blood.”
Getting on stage and singing to an audience can be terrifying, but for Jessie Yearwood (‘18), it is her favorite memory of her CB’s experience.
“I’ve always had this fantasy of performing and the fact that CB gives kids the opportunity to do that and share their gifts is super cool,” she says. “I learned how to play the ukulele and Open Mic gave me the chance to show everyone what I learned. It’s definitely been memorable because I’ve never performed in front of anyone like that before. Open Mic gave me a different feeling of warmth and joy that I’ll forever cherish.”
Every year CB’s KBFT teams goes to STN, a national competition where high school broadcasting networks showcase their skills. This year, KBFT went to Nashville, Tennessee. For Mary-Kate Monnat (‘18) is one of her fondest moments at CB. Crazy Eights is a competition where students have eight hours to write and produce a short film, and Mary Kate’s team captured second place in this year’s competition.
“It was amazing to be a part of a group that went to Nashville and the feeling of winning second place in Crazy Eights was so unreal.”
Media Arts is not the only aspect of CB that has impacted its students. From starting on the CB freshman volleyball team to working her way up to Varsity, Mary-Kate recalls the proud moment of being recognized at her Senior Night.
“Volleyball senior night was an amazing culmination of my volleyball career. I remember when I was a freshman and watching the senior girls get tiaras on senior night and thinking to myself, ‘I wanna be on varsity so I can get a tiara too,” she says. “Basically my entire volleyball career was based on me wanting to be a princess.”
My favorite memory from my junior year was the Ven-a-ver trip to Yakima, Washington. It was our final day on the reservation and we were all excited because we were told we would be shadowing a sister school to CB. Little did we know, that would be the farthest thing we would be doing at the school. We got to walk through the swamp and see what their science class was like, but then the day took a interesting turn.
The schedule had been changed so the teacher had to give us some busy work while she taught her next class. This work was weeding the planter boxes outside the classroom. Once we finished that, we got to finally start the work we came to do, but the next job soon became a humbling experience.
We were asked to clean beehives that had moths, fermented honey and larvae on and in the boards of the honeycombs. Having to scrap off that stuff was a humbling and terrifying experience because I hate maggots and larvae but we still did it anyways.
After we completed that we stopped for a bite to eat and went on a beautiful hike. For Everyone seeing the landscape and being able to share that movement was something I will never forget.
Throughout their four years the senior class has experienced ups and downs that will follow us into the next stages of their life, because once a Falcon, always a Falcon.