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The Class of 2018 Presents Movie on the Lawn

December 5, 2017

The Monday following the event, students were allowed to wear their Christmas sweaters to school. Credit: Audrey Diaz/ Achona Online

The Monday following the event, students were allowed to wear their Christmas sweaters to school. Credit: Audrey Diaz/ Achona Online

Every year during the holiday season, AHN’s senior class hosts their annual “Movie on the Lawn.” The event serves to not only provide a fun night for Academy elementary, middle, and high school students and families, but also help raise money for the class’ senior endowment. Each class’ endowment provides scholarships and assistance to girls who currently attend or hope to attend The Academy.


Seniors arrived to the event in Christmas attire including sweaters and onesies. Credit: Audrey Diaz/ Achona Online

On Sunday, Dec. 3, the Class of 2018 chose to play Disney’s “The Santa Clause” on the lawn. “The Santa Clause” tells the story of a father and divorcee, Scott Calvin, who is forced to take over Santa Claus’s position after he dies in an accident.


Vice Principal Erin Krukar brought her daughter, Julia, a pre-k student. Credit: Audrey Diaz/ Achona Online

The event was led by senior class representatives, Gillian Garcia (‘18) , Samantha Garateix  (‘18), Evelyn Martinez  (‘18), Talia Sharrieff  (‘18), Gretchen Swenson  (‘18), and Lyric Vickers  (‘18). The athletic field opened at 5:30 p.m., leaving time for families and students to set up chairs and blankets before the movie started at 6:00 p.m..


Tickets for Movie on the Lawn were sold for $8.00 each. Credit: Audrey Diaz/ Achona Online

As the movie played on the field, students had the opportunity to have their face painted, take pictures with Santa, and buy snacks made by the senior class at the bake sale.

Natalia Fonseca (’20) said, “I liked how they had many different things to do and how the bake sale had a wide variety of baked goods.”


All of the baked goods sold at the bake sale were required to be home made by the senior class. Credit: Audrey Diaz/Achona Online


“Shoutout to Olivia Traud and everyone who helped her as well, because there were many compliments about the face painting station,” says Garcia. Credit: Audrey Diaz/ Achona Online

The class raised a total of $4,300 from the event, all of which will contribute to the final senior endowment.

Garcia, the senior class president, says, “I believe Movie on the Lawn went well. My favorite part was just seeing all the seniors help out and being dressed very Christmassy. All the baked goods looked so delicious, and the signs were perfect.”


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