Baccalaureate Dinner: One Last Night for Seniors
by Hannah Hoffman on Friday, June 7th, 2013
This past Monday evening at 5 o’clock, the Class of 2013 gathered together to attend one of Milton’s long-standing traditions: the Baccalaureate Dinner. The event concluded the seniors’ high school careers in order to give seniors one more moment together.
The occasion began in King Theatre for performances and ended in the RSG for dinner. Students presented their advisors with cards as a thank you for the dedication these teachers have given their advisees over the past few years.
The variety of performances, always the favorite aspect of the event, truly exhibited the diverse talents of this senior class. Sage Warner, Menaka Sachdev, Eliza Cornwell, Adam Rochelle, Nelson Barrette, Nicole Achaempong, Jordan Quintin, Liane Thornhill, and Brittany Lee all performed at Baccalaureate Dinner.
One of the most memorable performances was Osaremen Okolo’s (I) speech, entitled “Our Memories, Our Milton.” Osaremen interviewed many of her classmates regarding their memories of their time at Milton, accumulated these memories into a written piece, and performed the reflections for her entire grade to hear.
Most students forget about this tradition by their senior year; however, at the end of freshman Health class, all students write a letter to themselves that are sealed and stored until their Baccalaureate dinner three years later. The opening of the Health class letters was very exciting for the seniors. Many noted that their letters did not contain much, just a mention of their favorite song or senior crush, but that it presented them with a moment to reflect on how they have changed over their years at Milton.
Seniors unanimously agreed that this dinner was, though slightly melancholy, a great way to commence their week of saying farewell to and leaving behind their classmates, their teachers, and their high school years. Josh Ellis (I) says,“It was fun to see all my classmates perform one last time, and it was great thanking the faculty for all they’ve done for us over the years. I’d say that it’s something seniors should look forward to.”
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