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Senior Class talks Grad Night

Lucia Chavez

Staff Reporter


"Are you going to grad night?"

Grad night is a common celebration among senior classes and gives them one last time to be together. San LorenzoHigh School hasn't had a grad night since 2001, while Arroyo’s senior class has been going to Disneyland every year.  Many students feel it’s unfair Arroyo has a grad night and we don't.

One reason Arroyo has been able to host a grad night is their strong. Arroyo’s PTA helps plan their senior grad night; SLZ has no PTA.

“The board of education took away seniors grad night, and now a parent organization has to plan it,” Activities Director Glenna Wurm-Hayenga said.

This year, senior class officers are determined that the class of 2011 will have a grad night. Although seniors won’t be going to Disneyland, senior class officers are looking into going on a cruise around the bay.

“We want our class to have something to remember and it would mean a lot to have that last event to share together,” Senior class president Kevin Briones said.

Some Students want a grad night and agree with Briones.

Senior Katie Decia Said "I want that last night to have fun with my senior class!"

Many students feel like its a lot of money and are unsure of whether their parents will be willing to pay.

“There are many other senior activities to pay for and my mom doesn’t want to have to pay for something else” Decia said.

The senior class officers conducted a survey that found 134 seniors said they are wiling to pay $75-$80 for grad night, 26 students said that was too much to pay and 50 said they weren’t sure.

"Grad night is expensive because you sail around the San Francisco bay on a yacht, receive a great meal, dancing, casino games, and other various activities. I believe it'll be well worth the students money," Briones said.