Seniors Make Their Mark

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credit: Alejandra Lozano (used with permission)

The Class of 2016 had three opportunities after school to make their spot in the pavilion their own.

Ashley Repar, Senior Staff Writer

Last week, the seniors engaged in the first of many special senior traditions – painting their name under the pavilion. Each year, the graduating class is given a quarter of the ground to make their own – whether that’s painting their full names, using a nickname, or just being creative and drawing a picture. Some girls decided to add their painted hand printed next to their name, while others, such as Natalie Cevallos, drew a happy face and a peace sign.

Jackie Joyce and Isabella Alfonso wrote their names next to each other so they can always remember their times in high school together.
Credit: Jackie Joyce (used with permission)
Jackie Joyce and Isabella Alfonso wrote their names next to each other so they can always remember their times in high school together.

Though not all seniors have painted their name under the pavilion yet, it definitely seems to be coming together nicely. With the help of Beth Chase, all the seniors were able to fit their names cohesively and still could get creative. Each girl’s name showcases their individual personality, especially the seniors who excel in Art.

Many of the seniors made sure their names stood out as they painted the pavilion.
Credit: Olivia Kirkpatrick (used with permission)
Many of the seniors made sure their names stood out as they painted the pavilion.

Senior Zoe Bennett was ecstatic to paint her name under the pavilion and leave a mark on the school that she loves.

“I couldn’t wait to paint my name!! It is such a cute tradition and it was so nice to do it with my sisters next to me. The whole pavilion came together really nicely and it made me extremely happy that it will be there for the next four years!”

Some of the seniors look extremely concentrated as they carefully draw their names on the blue pavilion.
Credit: Alejandra Lozano (used with permission)
Some of the seniors look extremely concentrated as they carefully draw their names on the blue pavilion.

On the other hand, Senior Maria Zeno, like many other seniors, is saddened by this special senior tradition.

“I remember when the Class of 2013 were painting their names under the pavilion, and I just remember it seemed so far away until I was going to be able to do it, and now it’s here, and I’m sad that we’re seniors and only have four months left of high school!”

Grace Baxter and Alejandra Lozano used their nicknames for other AHN girls to remember them by.
Credit: Alejandra Lozano (used with permission)
Grace Baxter and Alejandra Lozano used their nicknames for other AHN girls to remember them by.

Whether the seniors were saddened by it or excited by it, all in all, painting the pavilion was a special activity for the seniors to participate in together, and they truly did leave a “mark” on the Academy that the lower classes will always remember them by.