The Sun is Setting for the Seniors

Annual senior sunset brings seniors’ high school experience to a close


Sydney Davis

Seniors Serena Bartles, Anna Hillgartner and Ava Swift sit on the football field and watch the sun set during the annual Senior Sunset.

Anumitha Vaka and Kaya Egeler

Rylee Shipes, Reporter

The annual senior sunset tradition took place on Thursday, May 18 on the football field. Senior sunset is a lively event held exclusively for the seniors as they finish out their high school careers. There was a dessert truck, games, and other activities held for the duration of the event as different ways to gain raffle tickets.

My favorite moment was seeing everyone’s joy after months of meticulous planning,” senior Reese Ramler said. “I made it a point to cherish moments with my friends whenever I had a break.”

The raffle consisted of many big prizes that encouraged seniors to participate in the activities and games throughout the night and really raised the spirits of the stressed students.

“To get raffle tickets, I played in the cornhole tournament and I also played the blow-up games that were there and from the raffle I won a hair dryer,” senior Abby Gnandt said. 

However, the big prize from the raffle was a TV that was won by seniors Peyton Braile and Logan Price. “It was a great time,” Price said. “And winning a TV was fun.”

The cornhole competition consisted of 16 pairs and brought out a friendly competition between peers. The ultimate cornhole champions were, once again, Braile and Price.

“We were on our teams with our girlfriends, but we decided we’d have a better shot with each other,” reported Price. 

As the games continued, junior Grace Edney started off our live performances with the songs, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston, “Cups” by Anna Kendrick, and “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. 

Following Edney, seniors Preston Allen, Aidan Berry, Ryan Casteel, Domenic Nordman, and junior Connor Higlen, came together to perform eight songs: “Country Girl” by Luke Bryan, “Springsteen” by Eric Church, “Flower Shops” by ERNEST and Morgan Wallen, “All Your’n” by Tyler Childers, “You Should Probably Leave” by Chris Stapleton, “Tennessee Whiskey” also by Chris Stapleton, “Something in the Orange” by Zach Bryan, and “Revival” also by Zach Bryan.

“I thought it would be fun, and all my friends wanted to do it,” reasoned Nordman as to why he wanted to perform. “I thought why not do something for the end of my senior year and put myself out there a little bit.”

The night was filled with exciting experiences that will be remembered for years to come.