Record number of student attendance highlights class unity
On Friday, Jan. 31, roughly 330 seniors gathered in the lobby of the Peebles Theatre to celebrate one hundred days until graduation; aptly called One Hundred Days Till the Tassel Turns.
Dressed to the nines, students filtered into the beautiful lobby for an Arabian Nights themed cocktail party.
“The purpose of the event was to bring the senior class of 2020 together to celebrate their one hundred days left until commencement,” senior and Student Alumni Society member Alexa Hladick.
“It’s a time for students to get together and just celebrate. No commitments, no long speeches, just celebratory,” she continued.
All students who attended purchased a ticket for $15 which included one drink for all those of age that they could use on beer, wine or the specialty Moroccan cocktail.
They enjoyed drinks, music and especially the amazing food and big, themed dessert bar.
“The turnout was absolutely incredible; it was record-breaking actually! We had over three hundred thirty tickets sold, and some tickets were sold at the door too. It was the most a class has ever bought to celebrate One Hundred Days,” Hladick said.
As the event went on, students were able to enjoy each other’s company, celebrate their achievements so far, and mark this major milestone in their lives.
Hladick and Student Body President Henry Womble stood up in front of all in attendance to give a short but sweet toast to the class of 2020.
“My favorite part of the event was just seeing the class come together to celebrate. Everyone was dancing and laughing and just enjoying the moment. I truly cannot emphasize enough how incredible this senior class is; at the end of the day, we all just get along. It’s amazing,” Hladick said.
It’s official: there are now ninety five days left until the class of 2020 will graduate.
While still over three months away, One Hundred Days Till the Tassel Turns signals the beginning of the end of college for many and serves as a reminder to finish the semester strong. Although it’s just the first of many celebrations for them during the semester, this one holds a special place in Hladick’s memory.
“I loved watching my fellow students’ faces when they walked into the event, it was a wonderful evening that I will cherish forever.”
~Taryn Hannam-Zatz, News Editor~