Special Ceremony for this Year’s Graduates
By Jackie Michel
Photo by Jackie Michel
This school year has been different for everyone. However, it has been especially different for the senior class, who grew up watching and waiting for their turn to participate in all of the events that go along with graduating. So, in order to honor the hopes and wishes of the Class of 2021, the administration worked to put together a Senior Awards Walk-Through that took place on April 29, 2020.
“It was so awesome to get to see the seniors that I haven’t seen in person at all this year,” ASL teacher and NHS sponsor Brooke Morrow said.
Since many of the seniors have chosen to do school at home for the entire year, this event was one of the first opportunities for them to come back to their home campus and see the faculty.
“I really liked that we could stop and talk to our teachers in person and get to take pictures with some of the faculty that helped shape us into who we are now,” senior Sophia Soave said.
The walk-through began with a stop in the cafeteria to pick up graduation cords, seeing Mr. Bloomer, being greeted by the spirit team, and taking a picture in front of a Churchill backdrop. Then, if you were in National Honors Society (NHS) or Spanish Honors Society, you could pick up a certificate and your NHS stole for graduation.
“I picked up my NHS stole and an award for advancing to UIL Region for Speech,” Soave said.
After the NHS table, you could see the teachers by the MPC and the wonderful jazz band, as well as take a picture by a cardboard Mr. Bloomer. Then, there was the UIL table and the mariachi band as you made your way to the athletic building to see the drumline and all of the coaches.
“I liked the walk through option because I really enjoyed having the time to talk to some of my senior students and their families,” freshman volleyball coach and assistant girls track coach Tyler Gueldner said.
The event finished with picking up a special senior yard sign from members of Parliament and the Assistant Principal’s. It is clear that the administration put a lot of effort into making the Senior Awards very special for the entire senior class.
“It was impressive to see the lengths our school went to [in order to honor] the senior class,” senior Bryce Loftin said.