May 1 marks the final day of school for the Class of 2015. After that date, the leadership role of the seniors which Father John Blazek described as “proactive” will be left for the Class of 2016. Father Blazek continued on the role of the seniors saying it is so important for them to “set the tone for the entire student body.”
set the tone for the entire student body
Taking on the role that seniors fill is no small task according to Marisa Palumbo (`15). “Adjusting to senior life just simply does not happen overnight,” Palumbo said. “I was expecting to walk in on the first day of school and for it to be no different from past first days of school, and that simply wasn’t the case. Even now I’m not sure if I’m fully adjusted to the senior life.”
The Class of 2016 however, seems up to the task. Jimmy Novinc (`16) said that he is “very excited,” about becoming a senior.
Adjusting to senior life just simply does not happen overnight
Novinc said he looks forward to “just the idea of being a senior. I feel like just being known as a senior entails a lot of high regard. It shows that you’re a leader who can show others how to handle what you’ve gone through.”
When asked how he expects next year to play out, Novinc said, “I have no idea how next year will play out, but I am excited for it.”
Claire Werynski (`16) said that she too is ready to become a senior next year. She said, “I’m very proud of how far that I have come as a student here at Gilmour. I’m excited to become a leader of the school next year.”
As a whole, the Class of 2016 has learned about leadership from the previous senior classes it has seen. Recognized as a diverse class, the soon-to-be seniors are poised for a successful finish to their junior year and a rock star start to their senior year.
I’m very proud of how far that I have come as a student here at Gilmour. I’m excited to become a leader of the school next year