Senior Prom’s Emotional Side

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Rose Williams

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On May 12, Stonington High School’s Senior Prom will be held at Lake of Isles.

For us Seniors, senior prom is one of our last events together as a grade and with the school. Along with this, we have the senior breakfast and banquet, various graduation assembly’s and practices, and finally our graduation and it’s after party.

It looks like our senior class will be spending the majority of the end of our high school career together as a class. For some, the ending high school is very sentimental. Here are some of our Seniors’ opinions on the upcoming dance:

photo by Mrs. Houle
The Senior Advisors with our Senior Class Officers.

  • Senior Class President, Morgan Floyd, wanted to talk about her final prom: “I’m sad that this will be my last prom. It’s weird to think that in a few weeks I will be completely graduated. I do have senioritis, but am I feeling emotional about my high school career coming to an end.”


  • Emily Adams shared, “Since it’s Senior Prom and my final prom I just want to have fun. Dance with my friends, eat some good food. I’m not gonna go all out like Junior prom. I’m just more focused on having fun with my senior class before I graduate.”


  • Makenzie Mahar says, “Senior prom has got me feeling nostalgic. I’m excited for high school to be over, but it’s just strange to me that it’s all almost over. It went by really fast.”


  • Grace Williams is very excited for Senior Prom saying, “I’m excited for my last school dance. Getting ready for prom is stressful but fun. I’m excited for the dance and to see everyone in their dresses. I think it’s going to be really fun.”

Senior Class Advisor, Mrs. Houle, also spoke about the senior class: “I think Prom, the Senior Banquet, and breakfast on the football field, for class advisors like Mr.McCarney and I, it’s important. For a lot of these events it’s the last time you’ll be together as a class. I think specifically, this class is the best one I’ve ever had, and I’ve been class advisor five times before. I think what set you guys apart is that you guys are very sensitive to each other. Sometimes in the past, there’s a stand out kid and faculty opinion is that the best part of your class is you’re all friendly to one another. There isn’t one kid who stands out, everyone contributes to your class.”

Mrs. Houle also has a senior homebase that she has spent every morning with for the last four years. She shares, “I’m very sad to see my homebase go. You really become very close. I’ll miss my homebase.”

It seems that overall the seniors see their quickly-approaching gradation as bittersweet. As excited as they are to leave high school, it seems to be the people and the activities they have shared together that they will miss the most. As for the teachers, as we saw from Mrs Houle, they will miss the deep connections they’ve made with their senior students over the years.

So seniors, graduation is coming, and there’s nothing to slow that down. However, it’s not here quite yet, so make sure to enjoy the rest of the senior activities we have left.

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