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Big Plans in Place for This Year’s Senior Send-Off


The Senior Send-Off Committee has been busy planning for this year’s Senior Send-Off that will take place the day of graduation. From casino games to human foosball, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“SSO is a fun event that brings the graduating class together one last time. It is always the evening of the actual graduation ceremony, and it allows every student the chance to say good-bye. It is a safe place to come, let loose, and close the door on the past four years of school,” said one of the parents planning the event who said she spoke for the whole committee of parents.

The senior class chose Casino Night as the theme for this year. The SSO Committee has contracted a professional company to bring in real blackjack, craps, roulette and poker tables. Instead of winning money, students will receive tickets that can be used to win prizes, such as TVs, wireless speakers, dorm essentials and iPads.

Besides casino games, some of the other activities include gladiator jousting, a virtual reality arcade, laser tag, henna tattoos, caricaturists, human foosball, a rampage obstacle course, a hypnotist and a mechanical bull, which will require a waiver for students to sign.

“The whole commons will be decorated to make the event festive and special. You will never see the school look better,” commented the committee spokesperson.

The committee plans for every senior to walk away with some sort of prize. To encourage students to try all the activities offered, they will be given a punch card. The more activities a student takes part in, the more chances they have to win a prize.

“We will be offering food and drinks all night. Plan on plenty of pizza and munchies to keep you going all the way to 1 a.m.”

For more information on SSO, students should look at the SSO Facebook and Instagram pages as well as the NDA News and Notes.

“We are also planning to send an envelope home with seniors for parents to review. That envelope will contain the mechanical bull waiver, which is an important document to have signed and returned before the event.”

SSO is run and funded by the parents of NDA seniors. The planning committee is composed of a dozen parents, and they still need parent volunteers to help the night of the event.

The committee began meeting once a month beginning in late fall, but they now meet every other week as the event gets closer. Parents who want to learn more can follow the committee on their social media sites: Facebook – Senior Sendoff NDA 2024, Instagram – NDA_2024_senior_send_off.

“There is still much to be done. We really need senior parents to sign up to volunteer and consider sponsorship for the night. We are looking for senior parents to donate and help cover the costs of the night, which includes entertainment and prizes. The more the committee receives, the more the graduates benefit. We hope students will talk to their parents and encourage them to donate time, talents, and treasure. Parent participation is key,” the parent added.

The SSO Committee hopes every senior will consider coming to the event. Students must remember to bring their SSO T-shirt, as it is their ticket to get in.

The committee’s salute to seniors: “You all have worked so hard these last four years. We are going to send you off with a great last memory. Don’t miss out!”

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Mason Tumpach
Mason Tumpach, Editor-in-Chief
Mason Tumpach is a senior at NDA that is entering his second year writing for the Tritonian. Along with writing news and feature stories that highlight the best qualities of NDA, Mason is also a German Club leader. If you don’t find him writing for the paper, he most likely can be found playing the piano or attending jiu jitsu practice. Mason is also a member of the Debate Club and Writers Union. He is looking forward to working with Mrs. Brown and all the other staff members to make the Tritonian the best it can be.

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