The first week in August, a group of determined seniors took to the Leesville/O’neal intersection to officially mark their territory. Every year, seniors paint the intersection to represent the upcoming graduating class. This year, they painted the iconic Jason mask from the 1980 horror classic, Friday the 13th.
“I like the design they chose to paint this year. I think it is a good representation of the class of 2013,” said Gabe Romero, senior.
Painting the intersection is a difficult feat for the few who chose to participate. It involves going out in the middle of the night and using gallons and gallons of paint.
After speaking with several seniors, the design is definitely more popular with boys rather than girls.
“The intersection is simple, but effective. It is a cool, kind of creepy design that plays off of the 13 in a creative way,” said Carey Davis, senior.
On the other hand, Claire Coward, senior, said, “I think they could have done a little more with it. There are some people I’ve talked to who don’t even understand it.”
Romero sums it up. He said, “Overall, I think it was well done. Whenever you do something that represents the whole school not everybody is going to like it, but I think it was original and a lot of people are pleased.”
Anne Cushman is a staff writer for The Mycenaean and resides in North Carolina. Her hobbies include petting horses, hang-gliding, and soccer. Some of her numerous aspirations are to climb Mount Everest, kayak the Colorado River, and write well. Also, she loves One Direction.