Careful plans pay off for Class of 2013 graduation

Careful plans pay off for Class of 2013 graduation

KeTaira Phillips, Artist

Gini Barreda, Section and Special Features Editor

Practice makes perfect when it comes to events such as graduation.  After a three-hour practice on Tuesday morning, May 21, the soon-to-be grads were picture perfect and looking forward to the big event that evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Brady Center.

Senior Events Coordinator and Latin teacher, Mrs. Amy Kafantaris, agrees that there are many preparations needed to make the Graduation Ceremony absolutely spectacular.   “For graduation, we have to deal with vendors, write up facility requests, have regalia ordered and fitted, create documents with each senior’s height, hire a seamstress to ensure that the Graduation Gown fits, and always have tide pens and wipes just in case.”

Mrs. Kafantaris assures that graduation will be successful because of all the preparations done beforehand and is thrilled to reveal a new addition to Graduation decorations. “There’s going to be a new decoration in the courtyard this year! But it’s a surprise! I think everyone will really love it.”

Although seniors finished their last exams, they still had a few landmark events before they graduated from AHN. Beginning with the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday,  May 19, at Christ the King Church, seniors and their families celebrated their last time gathering as AHN sisters during a very special Mass.

On the next morning, bright and early at 9 am,  Seniors Honors Convocation  recognized for the graduates for their time, talent, and hard work.

Senior Ashton Hill ponders the end of her high school career and the beginning of a new chapter.   “I’m a little sad I’m going to be leaving, but I feel happy to be moving on to a new chapter in my life. I’m going to miss my 70 sisters, but we will never really be apart.”