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(Front L-R;) Emily Keith, Tasha Pennycuff, Colby Corder. (Back L-R;) Hannah Jackson, Cassie Bertram, Kolby Blevins, Devin Frost, Macy Gregory, Nina Ni, Brianna Wray, Tanner Thompson, Lane Turner, Barrett Hutchinson, Michael Johnson, Stetson Simpson, and Samuel Fairchild.
Seniors (L-R;) Emily Keith and Tasha Pennycuff
(L-R;) Alexis Reagan, Tanner Thompson, Katie Chaplin, Bailey Wright, Cassie Stockton, Tasha Pennycuff, Sam Jones, and Kolby Blevins
The Sunrise that the seniors watched together
Senior Boys (L-R;) Lane Turner, Tanner Thompson, Barrett Hutchinson, Michael Johnson, and Stetson Simpson
On the first day of school, several WCHS seniors began a new tradition. Nearly 50 seniors met in Rodey C Woods Gymnasium parking lot to enjoy the sunrise together. That event was sponsored by WCHS Student Government Association. Dairy Queen graciously donated sausage buiscuits for the students to munch on and soak in their last-first moments of their senior year. Also, the WC School Food Services kindly donated drinks.
The seniors didn't like meeting so early, but if it meant they were going to spend the beatiful morning together on their first day as seniors, most wouldn't have missed it for the world. Principal Justin Alley was so excited about this new tradition, "We have really been trying to think of some great ways to increase student energy, optimism, and participation. We have a lot of great students with great talents and we just want to unleash their creativity and drive to increase school spirit."
" Each grade has their own bond and personality, so we just wanted this event to give them a change to gather together for fellowship. They had nearly 20% of the seniors participate, which I think is a great turnout for the first time doing something. I would expect that number to increase dramatically for the sun set gathering at the end of the school year and just continue to go up," said Alley.
Also, Senior and Student Government President, Tanner Thompson, was such an influence on getting this special tradition started. "The sunrise was beautiful and I was glad to see the turnout that we had. I hope to be a part of more senior bonding activities this year. It's our last year and my goal is to aid everyone in creating lifetime memories. The Senior Sunrise was only the beginning!"
Wayne County High School is very fortunate to have students that care so much about making memories that last and new traditions that last as well. Good luck to the class of 2018!