As the start of senior year begins, the stress of college apps, final grades, and acceptance letters fills every senior’s mind. To alleviate some worry of the seniors and celebrate their years at CB, many “senior only“ events are scattered throughout the year. The members of the Senior Council are working hard to make the […]
As the start of senior year begins, the stress of college apps, final grades, and acceptance letters fills every senior’s mind. To alleviate some worry of the seniors and celebrate their years at CB, many “senior only“ events are scattered throughout the year. The members of the Senior Council are working hard to make the Class of 2023’s last year here memorable.
Because of COVID, CB seniors have had a unique high school experience. “We’ve been through so much irregularities that we’re just desperate to have one good final year,” Senior Council member AnnaMaria Thomas (‘23) shared. Along with COVID, the senior class has undergone an entire administration shift and many teachers’ retiring these last three years. Hopefully this year will finally be completely normal for the first time since before the pandemic.
Senior Sunrise opened this year with a bang on August 18. Blankets were scattered all around the CB football field as students gathered to watch the sun come up. Golden suns decorated each and every locker while donuts and juice boxes filled the tables.
“We as the new senior class are rising and becoming the new leaders and head of our school community,” Hailey Flores (‘23) shares. It’s scary to become the oldest of the school as the younger classes look up to the seniors. Joaquin Hernandez (‘23) added that “sunrise meant starting something new, to embark once again on this journey which is coming to an end.”
“Hopefully at the end of the year we’ll have a Senior Sunset where you can see how much you’ve grown since the beginning of high school,” Senior Council member Eeshwar Doma (‘23) says optimistically.
Senior Sunrise was “kind of a new thing this year,” Senior Class Council co-moderator Mrs. Erin Hanshew shares. As the Senior Council moderators this year, Mrs. Hanshew and Ms. Michaela Andrews work together with the Senior Council to create fun events for the year. After watching the sunrise, students moved to the main lawn for more fun. With so many choices like watching the Minions movie in the cafeteria, signing each others’ shirts, or writing a letter to your future self, students spent the morning bouncing through activities.
The idea of Senior Sunrise “began at student council camp over the summer,” Eeshwar says. In previous years, sunrise was an unofficial student-led activity outside of CB. With the addition of Peter P. Bollinger ’57 Stadium in the last two years, the Senior Council has been working to coordinate more fun events on the new turf field.
Painting parking spots is something all seniors look forward to. Being able to paint a spot and call it theirs is one of the perks of being a Senior. A spot can be as silly as Drew deGuzman’s (‘23) or inspired by music like Hailey’s. Along with the buzzing excitement over painting parking spots, the possibility of a senior tailgate is in the works. After the past success of a drive-in movie night, projecting a movie on the main lawn may also be coming soon.
The painting of the Senior Wall is something all seniors look forward to each year. This year’s Honors Painting and Drawing class is excited to reveal the theme of this year’s wall: “Together we fly”. This motto of the senior class perfectly depicts each and every person. “We wanted to come up with something that was inspiring and would convey a sense of togetherness,” Senior Council member Sam Strachan (‘23) says. Be on the lookout for the wall coming soon.
“As Senior council, we really want to focus on trying to bring everybody together before we go off to college,” Sam says. Senior Council has been working hard coming up with ideas and encourages others to do the same. Talk to student council representatives or chat with Mrs. Hanshew or Ms. Andrews if you have an idea to share.
As seniors, we tend to forget our senior motto and its purpose. We are meant to live it out and remember it, but truly we’ve been living it out for the last four years. Even though it’s scary going our separate ways, we’ll always have a place to call home.