Senior breakfast kickstarts successful year

Jack Krueger, Sports Editor

The senior class council, with significant help from a large group of volunteer parents, hosted the annual senior breakfast. The breakfast is important for giving out senior t-shirts, taking the senior picture, and deciding the Queen of Hearts theme.

“The senior breakfast is important because it allows us to get together as a senior class and take care of handing out t-shirts, voting for the QOH themes, and making sure all seniors are motivated to graduate,” senior class president Emma Wilson said.

The senior class council discusses themes and decides on a top three, which they present to the senior class at the breakfast.

“We take into account the most popular and creative ideas presented by the class council members and then choose three to present to the whole senior class,” Wilson said.

The senior class then votes on these themes and the theme with the most vote is chosen.

The winning theme, and the theme of this year’s Queen of Hearts Dance was Alice in Wonderland. The other two theme options that didn’t receive as many votes were Around the World and Dr. Suess. Many people chose their theme based on both how the decorations would look and how good the skit would be. The presenters for Alice in Wonderland, members of the senior class council, focused on how vibrant the colors would be and what a great setting it would be for decorations and skits.

However, not everyone agreed that this was the best choice.

“I think around the world would’ve been a good theme because it would’ve given us the opportunity to experience different aspects of other cultures through the different ‘stops’ along the ‘journey’,” senior Jabar Zalal said.

“Dr. Suess is a part of everyone’s childhood, no matter who you are, so it would have been a good way of connecting the entire Broughton community. I also think it would have made for cool decorations and a funny skit,” senior Sam Holden said.

The breakfast occurred during second period on Wednesday, November 12, and took place in the cafeteria, where food was served. Volunteer senior parents handed out apples, chicken minis, and sausage biscuits to the hungry and appreciative seniors.

Then the senior class, decked in their new senior t-shirts, were corralled to the Holliday Gym for a senior picture.

Principal Steve Mares then addressed the seniors, speaking about the importance of graduating and how to make sure that everyone graduated. He said that twenty to twenty-five percent of the senior class would likely not graduate and that he wanted to do as much as he could to prevent this. He then gave the seniors the last twenty minutes to do as they pleased in the gym before they were released to their next period or lunch.

Other senior events occur later in the year.

“After the senior assembly, there is a senior lunch on the football field that everyone participates in as a final event before graduation.”

  This first event kicked off an exciting year for all of our seniors.