Senior Sunrise brings senior class together after canceled homecoming parade


Lauren Hackett

Seniors gather to watch the sunrise at the 2nd annual Senior Sunrise event.

by Lauren Hackett, Guest Reporter

On October 6, the Linganore senior class came together for their annual Senior Sunrise. This event took place at the bottom lot of Linganore High School (LHS) and was organized by the student council.

This is the second time the event has occurred at LHS. The class of 2021 was the first to start this tradition in efforts to connect the senior class after the pandemic. This year’s SGA President, senior Brady Vlha, was happy that the senior class had this opportunity to connect.

“It feels good [to carry on this tradition], and it’s a great way to bring us all together and have the seniors feel unified,” said Vlha.

In the weeks leading up to the event, the class of 2023 made numerous social media posts advertising the event. As seniors arrived, the class council provided doughnuts for them to enjoy while they watched the sun come up.

Students were happy with this event and were glad to be able to attend. Senior Justin Goff expressed that he would love to attend more senior class events in the future.

“It’s a great way to bond with my peers,” said Goff.

The senior class also brought the class of 2023 parade float created for this year. After the parade was canceled, seniors did not have another chance to be in the parade or show the float they created. The senior class council wanted to make sure the rest of the senior class had a chance to see the float and take pictures with it one last time.

The senior parade float was created by the senior class council. The theme for the float was “Back in Red and Black,” and was made entirely outside of school using funds from donations and the senior class budget. (Lauren Hackett)

Since the Homecoming parade tradition started, around half of the parades have been canceled due to weather. The seniors were glad to have the opportunity to see their hard work come to life, even without the parade to showcase it to the community.

The overall attitude towards the event was extremely positive. The chance to share something as simple as a sunrise brought this class closer and gave the seniors a morning to remember.

“Senior Sunrise is something I will definitely never forget. Everybody seemed excited to see their friends, and it was a great time,” said senior Isabela Cornejo.