Big dates still ahead packed with fun for seniors


Camilla Escobar

Senior Victoria Goncalo carries her schoolwork in a crock pot on Monday. The seniors have a different theme each day leading up to prom on Saturday. The theme on Monday was “anything but a backpack.”

Jacob Valcarce, News editor

As the Class of 2023’s senior year comes to an end, there are some key events still ahead: senior picnic, senior sunset,
prom and graduation. The senior picnic is going to be held at Big River Waterpark for the first time. It was originally scheduled
for April 12, but was moved up a day to April 11 because of conflicts.

“The date got changed due to track districts being held that day,” senior class officer Kishi Manuel said. “They would basically be gone all day, so they would be missing out. And I know a lot of our seniors are involved in track, so we don’t want them to miss out on a whole day.”

The seniors are expecting a big turnout at the new picnic location. In recent years it was held at the Kingwood Country Club.

“It’s a day where all the seniors can have fun and enjoy high school before we graduate,” senior Harry O’Clarit said.

Another big event happening is senior prom on Saturday night. The theme for this year’s prom is “A Night Under the Stars.” The theme was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”

“We’re going to have a lot of play with lights and the dance floor,” Manuel said. “We have a little mirror set up and we have a photo booth that will actually have a digital and physical copy of the prints, so I think it’s going to turn out really nice.”

The prom will be held at the downtown J.W. Marriott downtown, the same location as last year’s prom. Another event happening will be the senior sunset on April 28 at the football field.

“I think it’ll have the same format as we did for Senior Sunrise,” Manuel said. “So just lots of music and games. We have, I think, three different food trucks. We have one for Freddy’s.”