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Students gather for annual ‘Senior Sunrise’

Sep 14, 2023 11:29AM ● By Ethan Hoffmann

Seniors say “cheese” for a group photo on the bleachers.

Last Friday, Aug. 25, the annual MHS event known as "Senior Sunrise" took place at the Trojan football field. Students woke up early that morning so that they could attend the special event at 6:15 a.m. At the gate, students scanned a QR code and filled out a Google form to enter a prize raffle. Following, seniors had their hands painted by advisors and they each had the opportunity to leave their hand print, therefore “leaving their mark,” on the blacktop. Students were served a breakfast of glazed doughnuts and chocolate milk as they made their way to the bleachers. Senior Joseph Witt and his buddies even brought a Coleman stove, a bag of pancake mix, and a water cooler to make flap jacks to celebrate the momentous occasion. 

This year the senior class officers organized and put together a special treat for their classmates called the '24 bucket list. If seniors go to 18 out of the 24 events, they will be eligible to enter the raffle at operation graduation at the end of the year. The winner of the raffle will receive $500. “I’ve absolutely loved being the senior class president so far and I’m glad that I have the opportunity to get our grade involved in activities that not only support our grade, but support our whole school!” said Charlee Breshears. “I think Senior Sunrise is the perfect way to start off the year. We want our seniors to have a positive start to their final year together as a grade and at the same time, get everyone excited for our last year!”

In addition, there will be a winner at every event that will be gifted a bucket of goodies. Preston Johnson won the drawing for the first event, earning a reward that consisted of a mini dart board set, a Twix candy bar, and a Subway gift card. “The motivation behind the '24 bucket list is to support this year’s senior class and unite the grade in the hopes of supporting each other through our last and final year!” said Breshears.”

The SBOs at Morgan High School would love to see the senior class supporting each other in whatever extracurricular activities they are participating in. They hope that this year’s graduating students will become closer as a class and that they will do that by supporting others. The SBOs would like to share this message with students at MHS: 

“You are all doing awesome so far this year! Keep up the good work! Also, make sure that you are always kind to others because you never know what they might be going through.” λ

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