Trinity celebrates senior accomplishments

The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented everyone around the world from doing activities and performing typical routines in everyday life. It has especially affected students as the US went into lockdown and took a toll on one group in particular: seniors. Nevertheless, they successfully prevailed.

Though it was difficult not having the typical traditions that previous Seniors from years past were able to experience, the class of 2021 was able to make the most out of what was available to them. They have maintained a positive attitude and remained hopeful that things will be better for them in the near future.

Even though some of the Senior traditions have been scripted out, many traditions have been readjusted rather than cancelled. Seniors have been taking advantage of these opportunities and making sure that they get as much of the full experience as possible. 

For instance, the upcoming prom, which is set to take place May 7, will be handled differently than previous prom seasons due to COVID-19. The Prom Committee’s document regarding prom regulations stated the following:

  • Maintain social distancing
  • Mandatory mask-wearing
  • Temperature scanning prior to admittance into the event
  • Only current Trinity Area High Shcool students are permitted to attend the prom

Although it is difficult for Seniors whose prom dates are not currently enrolled in Trinity, many are still making an effort to go as part of the final “bucket list” to mark the end of high school. Even with these regulations, Seniors (and Juniors) are still grateful to be able to have prom this year.

Various extracurricular activities and sporting teams have managed to recognize their Senior participants. For example, track and field’s final home meet ended on a high note with some Seniors dressed up in Hawaiian shirts as if they were retiring from the sport. For their final meet, they ultimately decided to focus more on having fun and enjoying it to the max rather than on the competition itself.

On top of everything else, the Seniors will be having an adjusted graduation ceremony rather than drive-by graduation in comparison to other school districts in the area. This means that Seniors will be able to have a proper graduation ceremony to mark the end of this chapter in their lives.

Remember, this is only the beginning of a new chapter for Seniors. They will face many challenges and obstacles later in life, but having a positive outlook on the situation will help them endure it all. Way to go Trinity Seniors! Also, be sure to check out the upcoming issue of The Hiller Newspaper in May, where the spotlight will be on our seniors.