Sarah Dickson and Megan Barnett make use of the sunrise backdrop. (Elizabeth Hamby )
Sarah Dickson and Megan Barnett make use of the sunrise backdrop.

Elizabeth Hamby

Here Comes The Sun

Seniors join together on the football field for the traditional senior sunrise

September 3, 2021

Liberty seniors gathered on the athletic campus on the morning of Sept. 3, to partake in one of the school’s many beloved traditions – senior sunrise. 

As the crowd of seniors buzzed around the section of bleachers that displayed donuts, Sarah LePage expressed her excitement.

“It’s unbelievable that we even made it this far, and I think it’s a good way to start the year. Soon enough, we will be doing our senior sunset,” LePage said. 

Maddie Ashlock and Aubrey Kress pose for a picture after the sun has risen. (Amanda Yoder )

The seniors eventually made their way to the field to socialize and watch the sunrise over the eagle kingdom. The event started at 6:15 a.m. Students dragged themselves out of their cars and started waking up while music filled the air and pictures were being snapped. 

Isabelle Grothoff decided at the last minute to join the fun.

“I was more impressed that I woke up that early but I don’t regret it.  It was so much fun,” Grothoff said. 

This event took quite a lot of effort from the senior class officers and their sponsor Ms. Jacks. She shared the class officers’ process of putting together the first senior event of the year.

Megan Sproull and Elizabeth Hamby smile with crowns adorned on their heads. (Submitted by Megan Sproull)

“The seniors took ideas that they have seen from other schools and decided what pieces they wanted to bring back to Liberty,” Jacks said. “A lot of the communication and planning has been done through Google Docs and email since we began this process before returning to school in person.” 

Many students in attendance placed the crowns that were handed out on their heads, corralled all their friends, and commemorated the moment by capturing the morning in photos. 

As the sun rose in its place and the clock struck 6:40 a.m., students made their way off the field and into the building, resuming the beginning of their last year of high school.

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