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Senior class joins together to defeat the dark side

November 5, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 23, the senior class created a Star Wars-themed hallway.

The hallway was covered end-to-end with various drawings and sculptures from the popular movie series from the late 1970s.

The turnout for the senior hallway was much larger than for any other grade this year. Near 90% of the senior class came to the school on the evening of Oct. 23 in order to create the hallway.

“This year’s turnout was one of the largest ever. It really brought the class together,” said Kathleen Walter, senior class adviser and history teacher.

Jacqueline Maselli, left, working with Kaitlyn Bernard, right.

Kyra Gilbreath, senior class president, was instrumental in organizing her class for the “In a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” theme.

“Putting the hallway up is really moving,” Gilbreath said. “People come together to work.”

Despite the success of the hallway, the senior class did not always have full confidence in the theme.

Now that they are able to see how good the hallway is, they love it.”

— Kathleen Walter, senior class adviser and history teacher

Many would have preferred another famous movie series, Harry Potter, to be their inspiration under the title “Sorcerer’s Stone Seniors.”

Others still wanted the “Under the Sea-niors” theme to be their class’s hallway.

Yet over the summer, the class officers worked to curtail the doubts that their class had. In the end, the majority of the class of 2015 was happy with the finished product.

“Some students were not excited about the theme at first. Now that they are able to see how good the hallway is, they love it,” Walter said.

Last year’s senior hallway, by the class of 2014, was one to remember. The “Scare Because We Care Seniors” brought several smiles and laughs to students and teachers.

“Last year’s senior class hallway was excellent,” Walter said. Yet she also maintained faith that her class would rise up to the challenge.

Drawings of the Star Wars characters were drawn throughout the hallway.

The senior class also wanted to outdo their own hallway from 2013. Their “Jay Gatsby Juniors” theme was based on the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and popularized by the recent movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Gilbreath, who has been part of student council for three years, feels that this year’s hallway outdid her class’s past creations.

“I was really proud of our sophomore and junior hallway,” Gilbreath stated. “But I think the senior hallway has been our best.”

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