The time of year to say a bittersweet farewell to our seniors is upon us once again.
In less than 24 hours, the graduating Class of 2011 will make their way across that stage, a ceremonial action that reflects the fact they are indeed moving onto the next stage in their lives.
The seniors have made the most of their last week on campus, taking this last opportunity to spend time together as a class. They sounded off the week of Senior fun with monster mini golf, on a glow-in-the-dark course. They celebrated Senior Night at nearby Noche restaurant, where they devoured free tapas and drinks. They mingled on the quad during a picnic, complete with games, music, and most importantly, King of Pops, the infamous Atlanta popsicle-maker. In the popular tradition, Seniors lined up to climb the winding stairs to the top of the historical Lupton Hall bell tower to ring the Carillon bells—a symbolic gesture and privilege shared only by Oglethorpe alums. Many last minute memories were made throughout the week to add to those from past four years.
Congratulations, Seniors—we’ll miss you! But, we have no doubt you’ll represent your alma mater well, and like true petrels, Make a Life. Make a Living. Make a Difference.