As Senior Week comes to a close, the Senior Breakfast tradition took place in the gymateria Thursday, April 20. Two balloon arches and balloon centerpieces adorned with photos of seniors in their caps and gowns greeted the seniors as they entered. A cheering crowd of parent volunteers and staff congratulated the seniors who were decked in their university of choice shirts, as “the graduation march” song played in the background.
Each year, seniors are honored as volunteers from the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) serve a full, hot breakfast. “We asked the PTO to do a breakfast and it grew from there,” said Assistant Upper School Principal Mrs. Adrianne Shienvold. This year’s breakfast menu consisted of bacon, sausage, eggs, fruit, pastries, croissants, mini muffins and Krispy Kreme donuts.
PTO members decorated the gymateria with luggage tags and suitcases to demonstrate this year’s theme,“Let the journey begin.”
“The Senior Breakfast is special because it is the first kickoff event [for the seniors]. It is exactly one month until graduation, which is symbolic of the beginning of the last stretch of high school,” said PTO committee chair, Mrs. Kisha Holt.
Activities included a DJ, slideshow and photo booth where seniors could take pictures to post on social media. Seniors ate, relaxed and spent time with friends while tossing around 100 beach balls which they could keep as mementoes. Administration handed upcoming graduates their caps and gowns.
Beginning a new tradition, at the end of the breakfast, lower school students lined the walkway to the parking lot, cheering the seniors as they passed, making sure the seniors won’t forget this special day.