Juniors prepare crowns for senior step up day

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With the class of 2024’s departure comes the “reign” of the class of 2025 as they become the top dogs on campus: seniors. 

Every year, the juniors celebrate this accomplishment on “senior step up day,” the day juniors officially become seniors and begin the senior festivities. Senior step up day this year is scheduled for Monday, May 20. In preparation, each junior designed a step up day crown during seventh period, Wednesday, May 15 to represent their soon-to-be-acquired campus royalty.

“I had such a great time at the crown making event. I picked a gold crown and decorated it with silver glitter and jewels. My friends and I also all put a little pink bow next to where we wrote ‘seniors,’” junior Maliha Daya said. 

Soon-to-be-senior class president Matthew Ruiz thought the event was “spectacular.” “It was great to see the juniors decorating their crowns and seeing all the different and interesting designs. It was nice to get out of seventh period and get together with all our classmates just having fun and decorating,” Ruiz said. 

Stay tuned for coverage of the actual step up day Monday May 20: a day full of crowns, gold and glitter. 

Juniors first selected either a gold or white crown and then chose which items they’d like to decorate it with. Options included stickers, ribbon, glitter glue, pom poms, beads and markers. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz)

Juniors Nesibe Kalb-Karakaya (left) and Maliha Daya (right) proudly present their crowns at the beginning of their decoration process. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz)

Juniors (left to right) Rafael Niemtschik, Aubrey Caprara and Matthew Roisman happily begin designing their crowns. All three chose gold crowns and are decorating with markers and jewels. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz)

Juniors (left to right) Aadi Patel, Peter Moran, Krystal Molina and Dylan Abadie are all smiles when it comes to senior step up day. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz)

Zoe Horwitz, a junior at American Heritage, returns to the Patriot Post for her third year as the Sports Editor and Assistant Editor-In-Chief. Besides reading and writing, she spends her time playing with her dog or tutoring younger students through Learn with Peers, a non-profit organization she helped found in 2020. During her freshman year, she co-founded FALIA (Food Allergy/Intolerance Awareness) at school, a club that advocates for those with food allergies. Zoe also plays lacrosse, as she plays for a club team and American Heritage girls varsity lacrosse team. Zoe is very excited to be contributing to the Patriot Post.