2023 Graduating Class

This week, seniors are celebrating the end of their highschool career. To commemorate their graduation, the seniors are participating in a spirit week just for them; Monday was Dress like a Senior Citizen day. (Photo courtesy of Viviana Straniero)

The class of 2023 was unfortunate enough to experience COVID right in the middle of their highschool career. However, during and since the pandemic, the class has persevered and overcome more than most graduating classes. 

“COVID honestly brought us all together… senior year there was a lot more spirit at the football games and during spirit week, everyone was just more passionate about being together,” said Elise Batz, senior.

The seniors of 2023 have all survived highschool and are now excited to move on to bigger and better things. 

While many do plan on attending a university or community college, some plan on diving right into the work environment or even the military.

One of our seniors this year, Louis Terrero, is one of the students that plans on starting his career right after graduation.

Louis Terrero, senior, said, “I’m going to be working on becoming a superintendent for a construction company and I’ll also be going to Wake Tech for two years before hopefully transferring to a university…”

As the end of the year quickly approaches, the seniors can’t help but look back on their time as high school students.

“Every year something new happened, it was very interesting…I have really really close friends and I can truly say I’ve really enjoyed it,” said Kal Behailu, senior.

Even though many seniors are excited to close this chapter of their lives and move on to the next one, for many, graduation is bittersweet.

“I’m kind of sad to leave because I’ve gone to Leesville for so long but at the same time I’m really excited to experience different and new things,” said Batz.

As the seniors spend their last days as highschool students the rest of the student body wishes them good luck and bids them farewell.


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