Senior Week offers graduates a 'Last Chance to Be a Kid'

There is still finals week to navigate (April 30-May 4), but the Class of 2012 is looking forward this year’s Senior Week — “Last Chance to Be a Kid.”

Lauren Currie ’13 (Lockport, N.Y.), Vice President of Student Senate, has worked hard with the other members of Senate to create a week worth remembering.

The week kicks off with students helping the Humane Society by walking dogs from noon-3 p.m., Monday, May 7. That evening there will be a bonfire in the Hermann Bowl equipped with hay bales and western wear at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, the seniors will step aboard the Valley Gem Pirate Ship for an evening of dancing, great food and eye patches. The boat departs at 7 p.m. and will dock at 9 p.m. Earlier in the day, they can relive some childhood memories while competing in a kickball tournament from 1-3 p.m. on Parsons Field.

Flashbacks will take over Wednesday night with a school gym “junior high-esque” dance at the Betsey Mills Club. A live band and tacky decorations will spice up this party from 8-10 p.m.

On Thursday, seniors will be able to mix and mingle with their favorite faculty and staff at the Student Alumni Association-sponsored mixer at The Adelphia Room from 5-7 p.m. In the afternoon, students can compete in sand volleyball and Frisbee from 1-3 p.m. on Parsons Field.

While some parents will be starting to come to town, Friday afternoon is still for the seniors as  they will partake in a “Wild and Wacky Backyard Picnic,” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.. There will be game shows, inflatables, and more great food and music. There will also be a special movie showing at the Alma McDonough Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

The more formal events begin Saturday with Strawberries and Crème from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, Baccalaureate from 2-3 p.m. in the Alma McDonough Auditorium and the President’s Reception from 3:30-5 p.m. at the President’s House.

All seniors are invited to participate in Senior Week 2011. Senior’s parents should have received a form about senior week in the graduation mailing to send a $25 check by mail or you can register online. The cost includes a 2012 Senior Week T-shirt and admission to all events.

“I hope that seniors will partake in a fun-filled week with their class, reminiscing on four years worth of memories and creating new ones during the week. I really hope that the senior class will embrace the ‘Last Chance to Be a Kid’ mentality and embrace their inner 10-year-old this week!” Currie said.