Seniors Serve Up Laughs By Elyssa Smith
On Sunday, January 28, Project Graduation held its annual Senior Serve for the class of 2018. The night included a steak dinner, talent show, and several silent auctions. This is one of the biggest fundraisers for Project Graduation.
Each senior gets the chance to purchase a table to decorate. Seniors are able to get their creative juices flowing with themes ranging from sports, to elegance, and even FFA.
“I chose to do a travel theme,” senior Victoria Zalman said. “I wanted to do something unique while still encompassing my personality. I loved the way it turned out. Everyone’s tables looked so amazing.”
While table decorating was one way seniors could express their personalities, the talent show is where some of the seniors really shined.
“In the talent show, I was given the chance to show my love for singing,” senior Reed McGuill said. “My favorite part, though, had to be when I won the Miss America pageant as ‘Bubbles.’ My talent is what pulled me through to victory.”
The seniors dressed up as everything from little kids, beauty pageant contestants, and even the elderly.
“In the skit called ‘Pass it Down,’ I had to dress up like a grandma,” senior Kaitlyn Marquardt said. “I got to wack Davis Stockton with my purse. It was the highlight of my night.”
Senior Mark Ortiz surprised everyone by coming out as Maui from the Disney movie “Moana.”
“Everyone always tells me I look like Maui so I thought it would be funny to dress up like him and perform a song,” Ortiz said. “It was a big hit. What can I say, I was born to be Maui.”
For the Class of 2018, completing Senior Serve means they’re one step closer to walking across the stage in May.
“I am so glad I got to participate in Senior Serve,” senior Paige Rasmussen said. “It’s a tradition I have looked forward to since freshman year. I made so many memories with my friends. I can’t wait to finish off senior year with them.”