Busy April helps to conquer senioritis
"Senioritis" is a common malady encountered by high school seniors in the last few months of the school year. These are the months that seem to be the longest and prove to be the most excruciating. But this is the time we should enjoy, because this will prove to be the best time of high school — at least, that is what a college-age friend told me not long ago. So, with that in mind, I, with my fellow seniors at River Valley High School, set forth to enjoy these last few months of high school.
April has turned out to be a momentous month. Several events have already taken place, and more will be taking place in the near future.
On April 1, our "Boys versus Girls" rally took place. Teachers represented their genders in dance performances, themed around Lady Gaga. Every year since this battle started, the males have won. But this year, loud cheers declared the females the winners, thus ending the men's winning streak.
Even though the women's team proved victorious this year, both teams' efforts brought spirit to the rally and made it successful. This success can be seen in the comments a student, Prabhjot Aujla, said about the rally: "The rally was really cute. Even though the guys lost, their choreography, done by Allison Tinajero, was really well planned. (The rally) was awesome!"
Along with these performances, at the rally the candidates for next year's leadership positions for all classes and ASB were presented. Over the following week, the candidates were seen campaigning for positions; numerous posters on school walls and Facebook statuses were posted for this purpose.
In addition to the rally, the month presented us with Punjabi Day. People wearing brightly colored outfits, which showcased Punjabi culture, could be seen throughout the day. But it was during lunch that the real event took place. Samosas were sold in the quad area, where people could enjoy Punjabi music while eating. Along with this, there was a fashion show, in which students presented their clothing. Afterward, for the rest of the lunch period, students could dance.
Just as it has proven to be so far in April, the rest of the month will also be eventful. This weekend is prom. The dance has caused much excitement already even though it has not yet happened.
Diana Collazo, a senior, when asked about her feelings about the event, exclaimed, "I can't wait for prom! Really excited!" The dance will take place at the Bank of Feather River building, which is a change from the previous year's location. About this alteration, Diana said, "It's closest thing to having prom at school. It's kind of funny."
This month has proven to be joyful so far, and will most likely prove to be so in the future because of the many events coming up, including prom and the RVHS arts festival.
Sukhpreet Kaur is a senior at River Valley High School. Her column appears every six weeks in Education.