High school seniors reflect on missed traditions

first_imgDisney parks were alive with magic days before shutting down Twitter Linkedin + posts Essential workers face additional rules to limit spread of disease World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Facebook printMany high school seniors are trying to make the best of their last year after losing so many end-of-year events they had hoped to experience. Brighton Brown, a senior at Flower Mound High School in Flower Mound, Texas, said, “It’s kind of ironic. We all used to wish school would get canceled for bad weather or whatever, but this is a sad way to end our senior year.”Brighton Brown said he is having some fun with his senior pictures in quarantine by sitting in a hot tub wearing his cap and gown. (Photo courtesy of Bridey Brown.)Brown said he was looking forward to FMHS’s senior sunset when all of the seniors go up to the bleachers at the top of their football stadium and watch the sun go down on their last day of school.“Senior sunset was supposed to be our official goodbye to our time as high schoolers,” Brown said. “And now we won’t have that.”Chandler Saxon, another senior at FMHS, said he would miss the tradition of visiting his elementary school and seeing all of his old friends. Saxon said during the visit, seniors line up and parade through the halls of their elementary school while being applauded by the elementary school students and their teachers.  Charlotte Litchfield, a senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, California, said distance learning doesn’t bother her as much as not getting to experience her school’s end-of-year traditions with her friends. “It has definitely been annoying,” Litchfield said. “Just sitting at home getting your work done when you thought you’d be spending these past few months with your friends.”Litchfield said she’s also going to miss out on her school’s senior ditch day when PVPHS organizes a trip for seniors to go to Disneyland. “I watched my older sister go two years ago, and I’d been looking forward to it ever since,” she said.Another event in question for many seniors is their graduation ceremony. Litchfield said her graduation, though still scheduled for its original date, could be pushed back to summer or even winter break of 2020.Seniors graduating from high schools in Denton County will get to graduate on their originally planned dates, and all ceremonies will take place at the Texas Motor Speedway.Seniors wanted to graduate with their classmates and their families in attendance, said Dr. Kevin Rogers, the superintendent of schools for the Lewisville Independent School District–of which FMHS is a part. In addition to crossing the finish line, students walking across the stage for their diplomas will be projected onto a 12-story, 218-foot-wide video board nicknamed “Big Hoss.”Rogers assured students and family members that social distancing would be practiced throughout the ceremony.Students will be seated on pit row in chairs that are six feet apart, wearing their gowns and masks that match their school’s colors, Rogers said. He also said family members will be able to view the ceremony from their cars, which can be parked in the infield.“I’m going to finish my senior year by crossing the literal finish line at the Texas Motor Speedway,” Brown said. “How many people can say they did that?”  Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Facebook Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ College students face challenges with distance learning Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Previous articleCollege students face challenges with distance learningNext articleEssential workers face additional rules to limit spread of disease Bridey Brown RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Bridey Brown King Hall flood caused by damaged bolt in water line Bridey Brown is a sophomore biology major and journalism minor from Flower Mound, Texas. She plans on pursuing a master’s and Ph.D. in biology in hopes of becoming a biology professor. When she’s not in lab, she enjoys playing music, drawing, and spending time with friends. Bridey Brownhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bridey-brown/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Limerick alternatives to renaming of bridge

first_imgPrint Previous articleAirport workers take legal adviceNext articleAmalgamating Limerick schools unite for World Book Day Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsLimerick alternatives to renaming of bridgeBy Alan Jacques – March 13, 2014 784 WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedin TAGSCllr Pat KennedyLimerick city councilMusic LimerickShannon Bridge center_img New Music: 40Hurtz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch AMONG the 107 submissions to City Council in relation to the controversial proposal to rename the Shannon Bridge after JFK were alternative recommendations to rename it after JP McManus, Kate O’Brien or Sean Sabhat.The local authority invited local people to have their say on Cllr Pat Kennedy’s proposal to rename the bridge after the assassinated US President earlier in January. Mayor Kathleen Leddin urged anyone with an opinion on the matter to make a submission so as to “guide the Council in its deliberations on the proposal”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over 100 submissions were sent to to City Council’s Corporate Service Department by the February 10 deadline. Last week Mayor Leddin told the Limerick Post, “We held the public consultation which showed that over 70 per cent were in favour and just over 20 per cent against the proposal.”Cllr Kennedy’s motion was passed by 7 votes to 6 and three FG councillors have since submitted a notice of motion to the City Council calling for the renaming of the Shannon Bridge to be put to a public vote on local election day on May 23.Among the more than one hundred people who made submissions to City Council ahead of the motion being passed, ‘The McManus Bridge’, ‘The Black Swan Bridge’ and ‘Kate O’Brien Bridge’ were among the alternative names suggested.Other submissions suggested the ‘Brian Boru Bridge’, ‘Donogh O’Malley Bridge’, ‘Sean Sabhat Bridge’ and ‘JP McManus Bridge’. The ‘Michael Joyce Bridge’, ‘Charlotte Grace O’Brien Bridge’, ‘Denis Leonard Bridge’ and ‘Bridge of the Wild Geese’ were also proposed.last_img read more