Class of 2017 reflects on years at Ludlow High

Sarah Stephenson, Editor-in-Chief

Do you have an inability to do homework until the very last minute? Is it extremely difficult for you to wake up for school? Loss of interest in your appearance? Do you have frequent hallucinations about what college will be like? If you said yes to any of these questions then it is safe to say you are suffering from Senioritis.

As term three has already ended, it is expected that seniors will begin the count down to graduation. The beginning of the end is upon us, but before we look at what is coming up, let’s do a recap of this year up until now.

The seniors showed their superiority over the underclassmen in this year’s Fall Spirit Week. “It was nice to start off our senior year with a win,” said Josh Grywalski.

Not only did the seniors win the dress-up days in the Fall Spirit Week, but they swept the underclassmen in both the Tug-of-War and the Powder Puff game. “It felt great to win because we are the seniors so we have to show off and show up the younger kids,” said Nina Dias.

Coming off a Spirit Week win, the Class of 2017 went on a successful field trip. The seniors traveled to the Palisades Mall in New York to partake in an adventure rope course, ice skating, and shopping.

“The best part about the trip was ice skating with our whole class,” said A.J. Rodrigues.

This winter the seniors hit a speed bump in their road to winning Battle of the Classes. The seniors lost the Winter Spirit Week.

“I think our downfall for this spirit week was the Pep Rally,” said Carley Moniz.

Unlike the year before, the seniors didn’t perform to their best ability in the Pep Rally. “I was disappointed in how we performed this year, but it was still a lot of fun,” said Emily Alves.

Even though they lost, “they got this feeling” that things for their class were going to get better. In January, the class started preparing for the Senior Show. On Mar. 9 and 10 the seniors performed skits that they put together. Some highlights of the show were the “Tight Pants” song, the Portuguese game show, and mannequin head dance.

“The show has been my favorite memory of senior year because it was a lot of fun and everyone came together and it was the first really big, exciting senior memory we all shared,” said Erin Callahan.

Now that we are caught up on the highlights of senior year so far, let’s focus on what’s coming up next.

For their senior prom, the seniors will be spending “A Night In Paris.” Even though the Juniors are also attending the prom, many feel that this year’s prom will be different from last year.

“This year will be different because we already know what to expect and it will just be about having fun with friends,” said Mariana Goncalves.

After prom, seniors have one week left of school before finals. Following finals, the seniors will have their Senior Week. Senior Week begins with a field trip to Brownstone, a water adventure park in CT.

“I am most looking forward to the field trip because it’s the last time we will all go on a school trip together,” said Alec Martins. The day after the field trip the seniors will have their class picnic at the Ludlow Fish and Game. Those are the only activities planned for the week.

The following week the seniors have their Class Night, Senior Farewell, Senior Banquet, and lastly graduation. Graduation is at the Mullins Center at UMASS Amherst on June 1. “I’m excited to graduate, I’ve been looking forward to it,” said Jacob Eberli.