Story By Hope Monte | News Editor
The big day: Graduation is Friday, May 31, 2019, and seniors are wrapping up all the preparations: getting caps and gowns, sending invitations, and planning parties.
Every year seniors put a lot of energy and work into graduation prep, and now underclassmen can learn from helpful tips.
“You have to get decorations for your cap – there’s rules [for decorating caps] so you can only do your school colors and your school. I’m decorating my cap – I know for girls we’ll have a cap decorating party, trying to find an outfit to wear, making your grad party stuff, sending out invitations, [and] sending out thank you notes,” senior Anna Voss said.
It’s clear that there are many tasks to handle, beginning with graduation planning and then heading to college in the fall.
“For me [what is stressful is] student loans. I feel like I’m taking them out wrong and I’m gonna owe too much or not get college paid for, specifically with college stuff like classes and signing up,” senior Kevin Cagle said.
Even with the stress of preparing everything, friends and family are always there to support and many students celebrate with a grad party.
“It’s a good way to get gifts, and so that you can say thank you to people who have helped you,” Voss said.
Through all the hard work seniors have done, some are nervous to leave friends and family at home, however, many students stay optimistic.
“I feel great, so excited to get to college,” senior Elijah Garcia said.
With seniors moving on, other students get one year closer to graduating themselves. But here is some friendly advice from someone who has already gone through it all.
“Complete every deadline way before the deadline! Also, enjoy spending time with your family because before you know it, you will be gone for college, the military, or wherever you go,” senior Summer Richie said.