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Senior trip culminates high school experience

As the term ‘senioritis’ plagues the end of the school year, the annual outlet also arrives. The senior class will embark on the traditional senior trip, May 17-19, traveling to Anaheim and Huntington Beach to fill their weekend with fun and memories.

Though others may feel apprehensive at the task of controlling a class of seniors, Molly Sargent, English teacher, believes the trip will culminate the seniors’ high school experience.

“My husband, who is a public school teacher, thinks we are crazy for taking a group of seniors out of town with little supervision,” Sargent said. “With the liability and possibility of accidents, many would think it to be an unwise tradition but we believe it is a fun way to end their high school careers.”

The three-day trip includes a day at Disneyland, a murder mystery play during dinner, an excursion to Huntington Beach and a Dodgers vs. Angels baseball game.

Senior Taryen Brown looks forward to the day dedicated to Disneyland and the opportunity to experience a final school vacation with friends.

“I am so excited to go to Anaheim with my class and just spend time with my friends,” Brown said. “I have looked forward to senior trip my whole high school career and now it’s finally happening.”

Because of the trip’s potential risks, rules are strictly enforced at all times. The breaking of any regulation can result in the student being sent home at the parents’ expense.

“Because of the seriousness of the situation, we require students to follow the rules exactly and any deviation can result in their departure,” Sargent said. “Rules such as no girls in guys rooms or guys in girls rooms and no one out of their rooms after ten are strict and cannot be broken.”

Though some students resent the rules, most await the trip with thrill. Senior Daniel Kaiser anticipates not only graduating high school but also growing closer to his classmates.

“I am so excited to be able to spend a weekend with my class and have the opportunity to make memories that will give us something to look back on,” Kaiser said. “I have never been super-close to my class so I think this opportunity to spend time with them will be a good way to end my high school career.”

The seniors will leave high school with final memories of the class and their experiences.

“Though many would call us crazy for taking on the responsibility and liability of 60 plus seniors,” Sargent said, “we believe it is a good chance to make memories and connect one last time with their class.”

The seniors return from their weekend trip on May 19.

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