Senior Awards Night to Face Changes This Year


Senior Awards Night is Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. This year, there are several changes from past awards ceremonies.

Vice Principal Tom Fletcher said, “[The changes are for] more buy-in from staff and participation from every department.”

Fletcher explained that, in the past, teachers would nominate students for awards, but would not show up to the ceremony.

In past years, the awards ceremony stretched to two and a half hours long, which led to complaints from parents and students.

Fletcher stated, “Script L and Pedrozzi won’t be there. Pedrozzi recognition will be at graduation.”

The Script L Award, a non senior specific award, will not be included in the ceremony according to Video Production and Leadership Teacher Gabe Castro.

“There will be more recognition for service awards,” Fletcher said.

Castro said this year’s Senior Awards Night would be “intimate and more meaningful.”

Castro stated, “Faculty nominates each person for departmental awards. There will also be green and gold cords.”

Other awards given out will be academic service, distinguished service, general excellence, Athlete Of the Year, and seven different cords.

“Based on past experiences, we’re trying not to waste time,” Castro said.

Castro said, “I hope many people come out and share in the special night.”

Vice Principal Brett Christopher stated, “[The ceremony is] back in the theater because of scheduling conflicts.”

The ceremony now falls within a week with senior activities such as Disneyland as well as other activities such as AP testing and freshman testing.

Christopher mentioned that Castro and Leadership Teacher Lynette Reisdorf got teacher input, especially to create more staff involvement.

“We wanted to make the event efficient and special for the achievements over four years,” Christopher said.

Christopher said, “I encourage all seniors and parents to come. It’s a really cool event even just for observing.¨