With the 2017-2018 school year in full swing, the halls of Wilton High School are once again filled with students. As everyone gets reacclimated to the school, the senior students are once again christened the “role models;” we now take on a number of responsibilities like guiding freshmen, applying to college, and not falling into a senior slump. However, with these academic obligations come some of the most eclectic and entertaining aspects of senior year: from the mundane (we have a special parking lot!) to the wacky (Toga Day, anyone?), the seniors adopt a series of traditions that are special to their class.
Throughout the year, there are some traditions that are just considered protocol by all of the students. Senior privilege, for example, allows us to leave campus during our free period for the hour and get lunch with friends. We are given free rein of the “Jungle” on the second floor, as well as the ability to choose our own lockers and priority when picking classes. On the more radical side, there’s Senior Ditch Day, where the eldest class skips school en masse, and Senior Prank Day. Though the administration has a tight grip when it comes to the pranks we pull, it was quite amusing to come into school to see a gathering of dogs on the third floor. During Spirit Week, it’s highly unlikely you’ll run into a senior not wearing blue and white. A tip for the freshmen: watch these traditions carefully, as they will one day belong to you. And don’t host a water balloon fight in the hallway.