As the days grow longer, the number of days our seniors have until graduation grows shorter. Senior year can be filled with many fun events, academic challenges, and for some students, their last chance to participate on an athletic team.
The Senior Prom was held on Friday May 10th. The prom was at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, complete with dinner and dancing. After the prom, the All Night Party began at 11 p.m. and lasted until 4 a.m. The All Night Party was at Hope Lake Lodge indoor water park. The All Night Party offered an after prom safe environment for students to attend.
Coming up on Friday May 31st, is the Senior Banquet and Awards Night. This event recognizes seniors that have made contributions to their class.
On June 7th and June 8th, the senior class is heading to Boston for the senior trip. Students will be able to participate in a variety of activities in Beantown including a boat cruise and a tour of Fenway Park.
The Senior BBQ will be at 11 a.m. on June 27th and provide an opportunity for seniors to relax and debrief the year. Following the BBQ is graduation rehearsal at 2 p.m. (June 27th) at SUNY Cortland.
The culminating event, is graduation on Friday June 28th, at 7 p.m. at SUNY Cortland Alumni Arena. “I am really excited to graduate and see my hard work pay off. Although I am sad to leave Cortland High, I am excited to graduate and move on to the next chapter of my life” said Rhen Waldbauer.
This year, the Senior Class is led by class advisors Megan Bottle and Penny Pomeroy. Megan wanted to ensure that the class of 2019 had a memorable senior year. “Our goal this year was to ensure that we had activities and events throughout the year that were fun and meaningful for our seniors. We wanted to provide time for them to spend together since next year they will be going off in all different directions.”
The Senior Class officers are President Morgan Tabel, Vice President Merrill Storch, Secretary Rhen Waldbauer, Treasurer Kristen Tasselmyer, Historian Reilly Record, and Student Body Representative Zach Stevens.
Rhen Waldbauer said, “I wanted to be the Secretary of the Class of 2019 because I really like being involved in our school. I really wanted the opportunity to make our senior year as fun as possible, which is why I am glad I got to be part of the planning process of events like the Senior BBQ, Senior Trip and Prom. These events are important because it brings everyone together to do something fun our final year at Cortland High before we head our separate ways.”