Posted: April, 16, 2018 - 7:15pm
The Senior Class surprised students on Monday, April 16 with an hour of fun before classes even began. From about 9-10 a.m., students were released to participate in a variety of activities, from Baggo and Just Dance in the commons, to blow-up jousting in the cafeteria, to Lakes trivia in the ILC, to an exotic petting zoo on the commons periphery. Dubbed the Spring Remix, many students tried a little bit of everything, bopping around from place to place.
“[Senior Class sponsor] Ms. Malec has been encouraging us all year to think outside the box and to come up with some things that we think would really impact the school,” said Cami Bowen, Senior Class President. “Since Celebration Day seemed like such a success in the past, we decided to channel it into this one hour of insanity.”
Students entered the regularly scheduled late start Monday with the idea that their day would begin with a pep rally; instead, first period teachers turned on a brief video in which seniors Eric Jones and Adam Recker laid out the real plan for the morning. Malec called the feedback “overwhelming” and said, “the students were shocked at the change to their schedule and seemed really excited to experience something never done before!”
The most popular features, Malec said, were the petting zoo, which included a boa constrictor, goat, pig, and wild turkey, and a guest appearance from esports streaming superstar Ninja, brother of science teacher Chris Blevins.
“Nine seniors have been quietly planning this since January to make it happen,” Malec said. “The hardest part was keeping it secret! We had to give out only information that was absolutely necessary to keep everyone informed and ready to help, while also not ruining the surprise! There were probably only 20 people in the building that knew the entire plan before it happened today. The students I have talked to said there was something for everyone to do, and we really focused on that.”
Bowen called the Spring Remix a revamp to the traditional pep rally that kick starts the spring Spirit Week.
“This was the perfect way to shake up the standard schedule and do something new,” she said. “I hope the next Senior Class carries this on and adds to it because it could be a great new tradition!”
Other activities this week include the Student vs. Staff basketball game on Wednesday and Mr. LCHS on Thursday.