Senior Showcase Review
by Nicholas O'Toole on Friday, February 20th, 2015
On Saturday February 7th, Milton’s annual Senior Showcase occurred, a fundraiser that helps offset the cost of the annual senior spring prom.
One senior who sold a number of tickets, Jake Daniels (I), described the Senior Showcase’s titular event primarily as “a sort of Beatnik for seniors, allowing some people to do things that they might not normally do” in front of a crowd, but also with a very strong focus on the fundraising aspect of the event. According to Jared Turner (I), the Showcase made about $14,000.
Indeed, the senior showcase, in addition to being well-known among the student body as a sort of last hurrah and final talent show for the graduating class, is also well known among both students and faculty for its rather popular raffle aspect, allowing a number of seniors to sell tickets for many highly sought-after items or unique experiences that both students and faculty can win, including a highly popular $200 gift card to Chipotle, two tickets to this spring’s senior prom along with suit rental, or—perhaps most coveted of all, at least by a number of drivers—a designated spot in Ware Loop.
Indeed, many students seem to be more interested in the raffle than in the showcase itself, including Sophia Greenaway (III) who rather emphatically stated that, “Every single year I spend like $30 on [tickets for] the senior showcase raffles because you know what? It’s totally worth it. Who in their right minds would pass up a chance to win a $200 gift card to Chipotle? I certainly wouldn’t.”
However, while the raffle may have been the focus of the majority of the student body, many members of the senior class seemed more interested in the showcase itself, with some students seeming almost wistful at the fact that it has already passed.
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