September 30, 2016
With only one year of high school left, the Class of 2017 is getting ready to make their senior year the best one yet.
“Everything that we’re doing this year is to unite the class and make it the best senior year,” said senior class President Maddie Phillips (‘17).
Senior class apparel will be out before October. There will be a range of options for class members to choose from.
Last year, the Class of 2017 had weak participation in Spirit Week, coming in third for the Spirit Week Dance Competition and the Banner Competition, and placing in last for multiple dress up days.
SGA plans to recruit students for the Spirit Week Dance by advertising that it is the last chance for students to participate in an effort to have the largest number of dancers. Positions in the past that have only been available to SGA members, such as Spirit Week Dance choreographer, will now be opened up to the entire class.
“Whoever wants to can come collaborate together. I think that if we have a wide amount of friends groups helping to choreograph, the more people will be involved,” said Phillips.
The Class of 2017 should have an advantage for Spirit Week 2016, as seniors are able to choose the overall theme.
“We’re going to go around before we pick the theme…and ask people’s opinion,” said Phillips. “We believe that if more people like the theme they will be more inclined to be involved.”
The Senior Class will be wrapping up their year with Senior Prom at the Vie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday, June 1 from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. A theme will be chosen in the winter.
Two major fundraisers will be used to raise money for prom: One outside of school at a restaurant, and the other requiring SGA students to sell a product in school.