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May 12, 2016
By Tori Boorstein, Highland Park
I’ve always been really happy about not joining any sports teams in high school. Forget the fact that I am completely incapable of anything that has to do with running, jumping, kicking, throwing, or swinging of any kind, but they’re the only seniors that will actually be in attendance this Friday. Every year on their last Friday of high school, the senior class at HPHS ditches and attends a Cubs game instead. Obviously, this isn’t a school sponsored event so I’m sure not every senior is in attendance, but enough for the teacher’s to recognize they will have to start their classes by repeating, “Bueller…Bueller…” over and over.
Even though I’ve never really cared for sports, for some reason I have been giving this Cubs game so much emotional emphasis. Since it is my last week of high school, everything I’ve been doing has been given a lot of unnecessary emotional emphasis actually. For instance, on Tuesday I was standing at the sharpener and thought to myself, “This will be the last time I sharpen my pencil in high school.” I was legitimately upset over sharpening my pencil! But, in all reality senior ditch day is a pretty awesome tradition that brings the grade together in unexpected ways, and that’s the true beauty of ditch day.
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