Class of 2020 carries on senior traditions

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Class of 2020 carries on senior traditions

Seniors Quinn Elsenbast, Faith Niebergall, and Libby Simpson show off their overalls

Seniors Quinn Elsenbast, Faith Niebergall, and Libby Simpson show off their overalls

Alice Petty

Seniors Quinn Elsenbast, Faith Niebergall, and Libby Simpson show off their overalls

Alice Petty

Alice Petty

Seniors Quinn Elsenbast, Faith Niebergall, and Libby Simpson show off their overalls

Sam Richardson, Staff Writer

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It is undeniable that senior year at Benilde-St. Margaret’s is something long-awaited by underclassmen. As a freshman, there is a lot to look forward to about senior year: standing front row at the football games, starting the cheers, showing the best school spirit, and finally graduating in June. As a senior, these traditions, big and small, are what set the year apart from every other.

Fall season is often filled with high energy, chanting voices, and wild dress-ups at sporting events. The model for all of these events comes directly from the senior class, standing front row at football games, getting the best view while bringing the student body together with cheers. This tends to be a senior year highlight, realizing a sense of power over the underclassmen. “It feels weird being front row and having the power of leadership; I looked forward to it for all my years as an underclassman,” senior Maitland Luksan said.

With power and influence comes great responsibility. Seniors are constantly being watched, having underclassmen look up to all of their decisions. Breah Banks’s definition is a commonly accepted idea amongst the class of 2020, with students knowing the importance of their role. “Responsibility as a senior is being a leader for the entire school and having many younger students watching,” Banks said. 

Seniors have had tailgates before football games, worn decorated overalls, led cheers from the student section, earned senior privileges, entailing leaving school early. Seniors have the opportunity to leave early or come to school late depending where their free hour is. “Leaving school early means more time to put towards homework and getting extra work hours in,” senior Molly Mullin said. 

Lastly, the class of 2020 has chanted “Seniors, Seniors!” after mass, letting everyone know what class they belong to.“ I feel that the chant embodies the BSM spirit. In a few years when the class of 2020 is alumni, hearing the BSM rouser will bring back memories of our class all coming together after mass in a fun and prideful chant, uniting as a grade,” senior Tommy Beutz said. 

In a few years when the class of 2020 is alumni, hearing the BSM rouser will bring back memories of our class all coming together after mass in a fun and prideful chant, uniting as a grade”

— Tommy Beutz

While they have landed in their new position, seniors have a long way to go. Seniors will be attending their last school dances after years of looking forward to them. “I am most excited to participate in the school dances. I plan on attending all Homecoming, Holiday Ball, and Prom, soaking them all in as my last dances of high school,” Banks said. 

Traditions are extremely important in bringing the senior class together. It creates a general excitement for the year and something to further bond the class. It creates little moments and times that will go into memory books forever, those that will go unforgotten. “Little moments that the senior class share, bring us together as a whole and unite us through a unique bond,” senior Megan Gardner said.

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