Senior class paints the courtyard


RIsing seniors gather to paint over last year’s 2017 painting in the courtyard.

Aseal Saed, Co-Editor in Chief

The class of 2018 kicked off the school year by gathering for the age-old tradition for seniors: the painting of the senior courtyard. Organized by the senior Student Government Association (SGA) officers, the painting was delayed several times due to the installation of the new roof, but the seniors finally got together on Friday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..
All seniors were encouraged to come and participate, and upwards of 30 students came.
“I had fun because it made me officially feel like a senior,” senior Genesis Lara said. “I’m happy I got to see everyone together.”
Seniors gathered in in the courtyard at 10 a.m. where the seniors divided themselves into groups by what slogan they wanted to paint. Class slogans like “Good V18es” and “See You 18r” were painted in the courtyard.
“We have been working on the themes since last year when we were planning on what our class shirts should say,” SGA Executive Board member Mariam Mohamed said. “We were also thinking about “incredible” and “dominate,” but we liked the others better.
The courtyard painting was delayed a few times during the planning process because of the construction of the new roof. Originally, the painting was scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, but the morning of the event the SGA Board was notifiedthat the roofing company would be working that day. Promptly, after finding this out, the Board tweeted about the schedule change on Twitter.
“It was hard balancing the schedule issue,” senior class president McKenzie Yi said. “People were upset that they couldn’t paint earlier, but they all came out on Friday anyway.”
Unlike previous years, the class of 2018 seniors could not paint the C train because of the construction of the new track blocking it off. However, that didn’t stop the seniors from having fun.
“It was great to see our class come together working towards a common goal,” Executive Board member Natnal Endalkachew said. “It was a great way to bond and make great artwork.”