The class of 2017 graduates May 25 on the football field at 7 p.m., but before they are able to say goodbye to their high school lives, there are a few tasks that must be crossed off the senior checklist. Although academics plays a large role in the process, there are other components in preparing for the ceremony.
“Before graduation, I need to pick up my cap and gown, apply for more scholarships, visit colleges and get senior pictures done,” senior Madison Moore said.“I’m also going to take an annoyingly abundant amount of pictures with all my friends.”
Everyone’s checklist varies depending on the student’s goals for the future. Many simply keep mental notes for what must be completed before the end of high school.
“I’m keeping track of my checklist by reminding myself of short term goals and tasks I need to accomplish,” senior Kylie Mercer said. “I know for a fact that I want to have a bonfire with a group of friends and burn all of our schoolwork.”
Everyone’s checklist varies. For some students, giving thanks to teachers is a priority.
“I would like to help the teachers who have influenced me, like Mr. Whetten,” senior Abigail Bickley said. “In addition, I would like to walk down the awkward stairs [east of the 100 building] one last time.”
As senior year comes to a close, the seniors check off their list and a new chapter begins. For more information about graduation, visit Ms. Creaser in Administration.
(Featured photo by Ms. Saquella)