College Decision Zoom

The Class of 2020 celebrates decision day virtually.

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Paula Sweeny

Seniors celebrated their college decision day with their peers and faculty, May 4.

Paula Sweeny, Copy Editor

Seniors celebrated National College Decision Day Monday, May 4 on Zoom with pictures in their college shirts and a Kahoot.

Seniors were invited to join the Zoom with their college shirt for pictures and then went into breakout rooms with smaller groups for additional photos. In the past, the college decision day has been celebrated at school with activities such as an ice cream truck and pictures. Due to COVID-19 and Mayor Lucas’ stay-at-home orders, which are in effect until May 15, the day had been altered to an online format. 

“We were basically starting from scratch because traditionally this event is more about giving seniors some time together to celebrate. But it was important to us that we still move forward with the event because we still wanted to celebrate seniors,” college counselor Heather Henning said. “This was a huge project, but we are so glad it came together with the help of all of the counselors. The bottom line is we love our seniors and we wanted [them] to feel that.”

College counselor Erin Stein emceed a Kahoot game with questions over where each senior would be attending college. The winners of the Kahoot, seniors Ava Stoltz, Brie Bowes, Rachel McRae and Logan Dixon, won prizes like an Amazon gift card. Teachers and faculty were allowed to join the meeting and either participate in the game or just watch.

“I thought it was fun to see everyone because I missed them,” Bowes said. “I thought that Stein and Henning did a great job organizing a way to announce decisions made by classmates.”

After the game, announcements were made and notes from faculty and students were sent to each of the seniors. The meeting ended with breakout rooms organize by college or region for more pictures and to see other students that would be attending the same college or nearby. 

“I thought it was really cool of the counselors to put in the effort for us and plan something,” senior Nina Trouvé said, “even if it could only be on zoom, to dedicate a time to appreciate our class and all our hard work.”