Seniors in pink

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Convent of the Sacred Heart seniors celebrate senior day in the parking lot. Courtesy of Claire Squire ’16

A parade of pink entered the Convent of the Sacred Heart Lennie and John DeCsepel theater September 28, marking the start of the seniors’ privileges. The Sacred Heart seniors have made their presence known by illuminating the halls with their pink accessories.

Convent of the Sacred Heart seniors celebrate senior day in the parking lot. Courtesy of Claire Squire '16
Convent of the Sacred Heart seniors celebrate senior day in the parking lot.
Courtesy of Claire Squire ’16

Each year, the senior class votes on a class color that best represents their class. The class of 2016 elected pink as their color because of its vibrancy.
Senior day is a yearly tradition in which the seniors receive privileges, such as the permission to wear pink polos, the ability to leave campus during free periods, and the option to have lunch off-campus.
The first senior day was in 2010 when the seniors decided to honor the start of their privileges on a set date. Before this, the seniority rights started after two cycles.
This year, the celebration commenced with the students writing their last names on the Core Center window and decorating their cars with paint markers. 
The class of 2016 ate pink doughnuts as they took photos and decorated the core center. They brought boas, blow-ups, pom-poms, and various pink decorations and accessories. For lunch, the class moms provided pizza and soda for the seniors to enjoy on the front lawn and in the lower parking lot.
“My favorite thing about senior day is that it marks the day that the senior class is officially ‘seniors.‘ From that day on everything we do will be our last time doing it at CSH, so it’s important that we don’t take time for granted,” senior Julenne Jaramillo said. “After senior day we feel a sense of leadership. Our names are on the window. We are quite literally leaving our last marks and impressions at a school that is essentially a second home for many.”
Even after senior day, there are many school-approved ways to incorporate pink into the daily uniform.  To sport the class color, seniors add pink accessories, such as hair ribbons, bows, clips, scrunchies or headbands to a hairstyle. They also don pink jewelry, shoes, socks, backpacks, and even adorn their computers with pink laptop cases to show class spirit. 
“I love wearing pink accessories such as pink mid-calf socks, rings, bracelets, earrings, or anything that can really stand out or is out of the ordinary,” senior Brooke Wilkens said.
– Mae Briody, Staff Writer