By Rachel Lamb
With roughly one month of high school left, seniors were congratulated through senior week. This gave the graduating class a week break from school lunch and invited them to the gym for music, catered food, and fun.
“My favorite part of senior week is only sitting around seniors at lunch. It is nothing like in the school cafeteria,” said senior Claire Watkins.
Other seniors, such as Katrina Klingsmith, favor it due to convenience of the food.
“It is nice to sleep in and not have to worry about packing my lunch in the morning, since I normally bring it everyday.”
Even though there are still many celebratory events left, senior week can be an emotional time.
“I feel the end is coming. I’m going to miss all of my friends so much,” said senior Alec Chait.
He added that this time of year is very stressful and senoritis is slowly beginning to sneak in.
Senior Shaw Ray has a different opinion on how senior week makes him feel.
“This event gives me a hint that we’re almost done with high school, but not to give up yet, we’re not completely done.”
Ray also shared that he thinks seniors are offered a big opportunity.
“It’s a good way to be able to talk to other seniors about your plans for after high school, since you do not really get to see your classmates as much as you think.”
Another senior, Timon Stermer, agreed with Ray.
“I rarely see my classmates during the school day. Senior week is probably one of the few occasions that I see a lot of them at once.”
Many seniors feel that this point in the year is a good time to slow down and focus on the present.
“I’m enjoying what is left of the year and I want to spend the time we have left making memories that I’ll never forgot,” said Klingsmith.