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Great job, seniors!
By Michael Cron


October 26, 2010
Tuesday AM

I would like to take a moment to commend the senior class at Ketchikan High School. This last Thursday, the high school held a pep assembly that included the traditional "senior walk-in," where the seniors enter the gym to cheers and walk around the basketball court a few times.

In the past, freshmen were involved with the walk-in, but the result was often demeaning to freshmen and an exercise in seniors' superiority over others. This year, the senior class's leaders, along with their teacher advisors, wanted to do something more positive. So the seniors entered without freshmen in tow. After circling the gym and starting to sit down, the seniors had a surprise -- a "flash mob." It began with one senior in the middle of the gym floor dancing to music. Soon, over half the senior class had joined him in the middle of the floor doing a 4-minute, fully-chereographed, dance to the song "Don't Stop Believing" (the "Glee" version).

It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen in a school assembly. Their display was a wonderful and positive way to kick off the school year. You guys and gals are showing you are definitely a class with class.

Michael Cron
Ketchikan, AK

About: "I am a social studies, journalism, and yearbook teacher at Ketchikan High School"

Received October 23, 2010 - Published October 26, 2010


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