Hey, seniors! Are you ready to hit the beach?Monday, June 08, 2009 By Brandon Phillips, Class of 2009
Senior week is one of the greatest experiences of a lifetime. This is where fresh graduates come to express themselves. When students come to Senior week, they have a need to relax after years of study. Seniors have a reason to celebrate all their hard work and the rewards yet to come. Seniors from numerous states come to Myrtle Beach without parental supervision. which makes things even better. It takes a lot to get to this lovely week so seniors tend to do it in style, but at a reasonable price. They usually prefer a nice hotel suite or beach house that will accommodate at least six people. The more people that come along, the cheaper the trip will be. Senior week at Myrtle Beach typically spans the last week in May and throughout the whole month of June. This beach is the best place for Senior week because so many students are present. It also has many places that attract seniors, such as oceanfront views, outlet malls, and the famous Ocean Boulevard. The beach beckons all day while the clubs call at night. Graduates come to Senior week to have fun with close friends that they will be departing from in months to come. They also come to Senior week to scope and hang out with new friends. Graduates in today's society celebrate Senior week at the beach, while graduates of older generations celebrated with a huge senior picnic. For instance, CHS Coach Foster Parker said of his Senior week: "It was basically a huge gathering where all seniors met up and threw a picnic at Albemarle High School with all the graduates. It's a fun day that's suppose to be a memory that you will never forget." Parker said his best memory of Senior week was when he funneled beer with some of his friends (the legal drinking age was 18 at the time). Physical education teacher Janice Beckett said, "Senior week is fun but also a time to do some last-minute bonding with close friends." Beckett was actually able to go down to Myrtle Beach and enjoy the oceanview with several close friends and classmates. Beckett said her most memorable moment was when she went to a foam party at a club with her friends. She danced and acted silly; it was the best time of her life. The Class of 2009 is eager for our Senior week to arrive. William Propst said, "I'm going to be hyped 24-7." Katherine Duquette said, "The minute I get there, I'm going to run full speed and jump into the ocean." Brett Baldwin added, "I'm ready to meet some new girls in cute outfits, rack up on numbers, and have fun." We seniors are looking forward to having a good time and meeting new people. When it's all said and done, we will be exhausted from celebrating a moment that we will treasure our whole lives. Senior week is a memory that you can tell future generations. It's best to seize the moment because you only get one time to graduate high school and attend your Senior week.