Secret Seniors Begins for the Class of 2018

Jack Henkel

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With the school year now in full swing at Bel Air High school, the graduating class of 2018 finds themselves wrapped up in the spirit activities which come with being a Senior.

At the beginning of every school year, seniors find themselves barraged with information regarding important dates, spirit weeks, senior class activities, and other things dealing with the happenings of their graduation year. One of these activities includes a program called “Secret Senior”, which is where Seniors sign up to show appreciation to a teacher of their choice throughout the year. Through the event, Seniors leave small tokens of appreciation for their teachers once a month, with teachers occasionally doing the same for their seniors.

Members of the class of 2018 came to school as early as 5:30 A.M. to get the teacher of their choice. Senior Camden Creighton was one of them, getting to school around 6 A.M. to get the teacher she wanted for the year.

“I’m doing Secret Senior to give back to a teacher who has positively impacted my high school experience,” states Creighton. “I’m really looking forward to the day we can reveal to see if my teacher figured out it was me!”

The Secret Senior program isn’t just about giving and receiving gifts, however. To some, it means a bit more. Mr. Andrew Kassouf, a math teacher at Bel Air High, feels that the program is rejuvenating, in a sense.

“Whenever you get a little something that says thanks, or any token of gratitude and appreciation… it reenergizes you as a teacher,” Kassouf said.  “It feels good to know that someone is thankful and thinking about the teachers and acknowledging how much time and effort we put into our professions.”

With the Seniors beginning to show appreciation to the teachers and staff in and around Bel Air High, and homecoming season being upon us, it’s a festive and fun time around the school.

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Secret Seniors Begins for the Class of 2018