Senior Send-Off Plans Underway, Parent Volunteers Needed

Senior Send-Off Plans Underway, Parent Volunteers Needed

Meghan Yakel, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Senior Send-Off is an event at Notre Dame Academy that all the seniors take part in the day of their graduation. It is an evening all about bonding with classmates for the last time.

“It’s an event held in the friendly atmosphere of the NDA Commons and Triton Center for the brand-new graduates and their parents to celebrate success and toast the future,” said NDA President Kevin Shaw.  

The event is a celebration of the 2018 seniors’ accomplishments as well as the friendships and memories they have made over the years. There are multiple activities and fun things for people to do.

This year’s theme is “Olympics” with decorations to match the theme.

The t-shirts that are required for admittance are being printed. Money for the event comes from the t-shirt sales, as well as parent donations in the form of cash, food and beverages and gifts/prizes.

“The members of the Class of 2018 have had a spectacular four-year run filled with opportunities and challenges. Senior Send-off is a fantastic finish of that run and an exciting beginning of a new chapter,” said Shaw.

Entertainment during the night includes a DJ, photo booth, human foosball, mechanical bull that will require a waiver that students will need to complete, laser tag, and even more events that need to be finalized.

Prizes range from gift cards to stores and restaurants that seniors frequent, electronics such as wireless speakers, headphones and televisions, and items for college or dorm life.

It is important that the event has enough of these donations so everyone that attends may receive a prize.

“Most of the evening is planned.  We just need a few more finishing touches. We need all of the parents to sign up and make donations to make the event a huge success. We are hoping for 100% participation with the seniors,” said parent volunteer and coordinator, Marcia Blumb.

Senior parents should check out the NDA website and their email notifications where they should have the sign-up form for parents to volunteer. Senior parents were also sent a form in the mail regarding the evening and a donation request.

“Parent participation is key to a successful send-off for the seniors. We ask that all senior parents volunteer to facilitate or monitor activities for the evening,” said Blumb.

The event will start around 8 p.m. and conclude at 1 a.m.  It will be held in the NDA commons.