A senior’s guide to the end of the year

Callie Struby, Reporter

As the school year comes to a close, the next two weeks become a busy and emotionally charged time for the seniors. Luckily the Marionette is here to spell out every detail of the week leading up to the big day.

First up is senior signing day: May 1 at 2:00pm in the gym. This is a time for the seniors to be recognized by their respective colleges as well as the rest of the school. Seniors get to wear t-shirts from their colleges that day if they have them, and many will receive shirts at this time.

Exactly one week before graduation, on May 9 HCP will host its annual sports banquet to recognize the school’s athletes. The event will include a dinner served at 5:30pm in the cafeteria, and the ceremony will start at 7:00pm in the auditorium for those wishing to skip dinner. The dress is clean and classy.

The awards assembly for the freshman through juniors is the following Tuesday May 12. This is not the same as the awards for seniors. Seniors are dismissed to go home at 1:30pm. Awards for seniors are presented at senior robing on the last day of school: Wednesday May 13. The Robing ceremony will take place at 2:00pm in the gym.

For those of you wondering who should robe you, typically the person that robes you is someone who has had a significant impact on your life. This could be a parent, grandparent, sibling, coach, teacher, friend, or anyone else of importance to you. Seniors are allowed to have two people robe them if they choose. The best advice to be given is to pick someone of significance to YOU, and someone that you would like to recognize as being important in your journey.

Attire for robing is uniforms because it does take place on a school day (even if it is the last). After robing is the yearbook distribution party which will take place in the cafeteria from 3:00-4:30pm. All students will pick up their yearbooks if they ordered one. If you did not order a yearbook but want one, there will be a VERY limited supply available for purchase for $55. Students are invited to stay and sign each other’s yearbooks and enjoy music, snacks and an end-of-year slideshow.

Thursday, May 14 is Baccalaureate. This is an optional event for seniors and their families. A Baccalaureate is a church service meant to honor the graduating class. It may include speeches, music and worship. The dress is formal church attire. HCP Baccalaureate will take place at City Presbyterian located at 829 NW 13th St. at 6:00pm.

Senior lunch follows on Friday May 15. Lunch will be held at Will Rogers Theatre on Western (4322 N. Western Ave.) at 11:30pm following finals. The dress code is nice and neat. Students will hear speeches from teachers of their choosing; in addition the senior slideshow will be presented. Directly after senior lunch at 1:30pm is graduation practice being held at First Christian Church (3700 N Walker Ave).

And finally the big day will have arrived. Graduation is May 16 at 10:00am at First Christian Church. Dress is formal and seniors are expected to arrive by 9:30am.

The Marionette would like to congratulate the Class of 2015 on finishing what was no doubt a long four years and wish them luck in their future endeavors.