The annual procession down West Paces Ferry Rd., storming of the Fine Arts Center, and utter domination by the senior class rose to new heights this year with the Class of 2014. Trashy, loud, wearing camouflage T-shirts, and striving to emulate the redneck stereotype, they swarmed onto the stage in all their glory, dancing to the song “Cotton Eyed Joe.” The highlight of the morning, however, was when senior Sam Downey called all of the freshmen siblings down to the stage to participate in a special activity. Then senior Baiza Cherinet took charge to lead students in a huge twerk-off. (Parents, if you don’t know what twerking is, we suggest you search for it on YouTube.)
The traditional morning announcements followed, as each faculty member and student began by saying “I wish I was a senior!” accompanied by seniors cheering enthusiastically. All in all, the morning went amazingly well, and left the entire student body energized and ready for a terrific first day.
By some accounts, the senior class chose the theme “Trailer Trash” because they don’t get to spend a year in the new Upper School, but instead graduate from the Academic Village, or trailers, this year. Their senior cellar matches the colors of their T-shirts. The cellar was designed by senior Jaclyn Lund, and it could quite possibly be one of the most fun, creatively inspired senior cellars yet. Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of the first day!
by Dean Papastrat, Web/Tech Editor ’15