LRHS seniors’ final week of school

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Former Leesville students from the class of 2023, after they had just graduated. Their faces were full of excitement for a bittersweet moment. (Photo courtesy of Sophia Beruk).

As the final week of school approaches, seniors across Leesville are full of excitement. The years of hard work and dedication, friendships, and memories are about to unfold in events that mark the end of their high school journey. 

Last week’s Senior Spirit Week set the tone for the final week of school, with students showing their school pride, dressing for the desired theme. 

From Dress Like Little You, Dress as Future You, Anything but a Backpack Day, Green Out, and Decision Day, students showed out with great school spirit. 

The class of 2024 participated in a friendly kickball tournament last week, another fun event to prepare seniors for their final week of school. 

The excitement continued into the long Memorial Day weekend, providing a well-deserved break for seniors to recharge and reminisce about their high school adventures. 

Whether it was a relaxing weekend at home or a weekend out with friends, seniors got to enjoy their weekend before a bittersweet farewell. 

As the final stretch begins, seniors are finishing up their last two days of classes this Tuesday and Wednesday. Yet, these classes are filled with anticipation and class parties, leading up to the senior events. 

Thursday morning brings Senior Assembly practice, a chance for students to rehearse their roles, speeches, and placements for the upcoming ceremony. Students are expected to arrive in the main gym at 8:30. 

Friday comes, the peak of the week; Senior Assembly Day. Seniors will need to arrive at the gym at 7:45, wearing their full graduation attire. Families and friends are invited to the assembly to share the special moment with their seniors. 

Following the assembly, students will have the opportunity to walk throughout the school, revisiting where it all began before their final goodbye. 

After the assembly, the festivities will continue, and the annual senior picnic will be held shortly after the assembly. Students will gather with their friends and classmates, playing fun outdoor games and enjoying food and treats. 

As the sun sets on Friday night, seniors have the opportunity to gather one last time before graduation. Senior Sunset will occur from 7:00 to 9:00 at night. This event will be held on the football field along with the senior picnic. 

Seniors who have met the criteria; a B average and fewer than 10 absences–are exempt from exams. With exams waived, seniors will officially start their summer with great enthusiasm. 

As seniors can start enjoying their summer, they will need to attend graduation on Sunday, June 9, 2024, as the final hurrah. 

In the end, the final week for seniors is not just about saying goodbye but celebrating the journey, friendships, and memories that will last a lifetime. 

As students embark on the next chapter of their lives, they carry with them the lessons learned, the bonds created, and the spirit of their senior year.

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