by D.J. Reimer
My final prom took place on April 27 at the Grand Hotel in Fresno. This years’ prom saw one of the greatest ticket sales in RHS history (over 500). The theme was Lucky 13 and the luxurious hotel was decorated with red and black and included a comfortable upstairs region with poker tables and photographs. The dance floor was crowded, exactly as it should be! I was nominated for prom king and I was crowned king alongside my close friend Avery Perez! We danced a lovely dance serenaded by Joseph Ham singing a Sinatra song, and the 500 plus students seemed completely satisfied. Mission accomplished.
As this year comes to a close, I would like to say for the record, for the upcoming seniors, “senioritis” is a real thing. No, you can’t be diagnosed officially…yet, but the phenomenon where a sense of rebellion is instilled in all pubescent and angsty 17 and 18 year olds and the norm is acting lethargic all the live long day is in fact real.
But, even though I have no motivation whatsoever to do anything, there is still much to do before graduation. One of them, spring week, will take place May 20-24. This week of festivities will include dress up days, activities, food booths, the annual Powderpuff football game, and end with our traditional car show. Monday will be “Work out” day where students will dress up in work out attire, sweat bands, etc. and the activity at lunch will include a Zumba lesson. Tuesday is hippie day and will involve students from all corners of campus in a cardboard box race around campus (in 90+ degree heat). Wednesday is Patriotic day and will include a flag ceremony at break by our very own NJROTC. Thursday is Opposite Day…..pretty self explanatory, and will feature a tug of war with the female powder puff football players and a sneak peak of the powder puff cheerleaders. Wednesday and Thursday will have food booths provided by In-n-Out burger. Friday is just general Spirit day that will include the car show at lunch.
Following that will be the Spring choir concert on May 29 at 7 in the PAT. It will feature music by Disney, Coldplay, Bon Jovi, and more! The week after that is finals week, which also contains Grad night at Disneyland (bring on the Red Bull) and the Senior picnic on June 5. And then of course the big day–graduation–on June 14.
This year is coming to an end. The roles of ASB President, Yearbook Editor, and writer have tested me and have beyond prepared me for life after high school. It’s more sweet than bitter, but bittersweet nonetheless. It has been a long journey of my life that I am prepared to leave. It is not an end but merely a new beginning. I cannot wait to see what wonderful journeys on which life takes me.
Watch for a graduation day report from DJ next month!