By Michael Moroney ’13
In recent years, graduating classes at Brophy have tried to make their senior year more enjoyable and memorable by way of themed school days and pranks called “Senior Shenanigans.”
The class of 2012 is no different; students plan to savor their remaining time at Brophy by having fun.
“When you realize that you have three months left with the guys around you, there’s of course a sad feeling but there’s also a connection available that only shenanigans can really bring together and make real,” said Jobert Adan ’12.
The seniors, aided by Student Council, have planned shenanigans throughout the year, beginning with bringing stuffed animals on the day of the Mountain Pointe football game last fall.
In the last week of the first semester, a large group of seniors put up Christmas lights to spread Christmas cheer.
So far in the second semester, seniors have organized airport day, golf day and beach day.
Airport day was originally supposed to be rolling backpack day, a throwback to elementary school, but it evolved into airport day and students dressed as if they were about to board a flight.
On beach day, students risked receiving a JUG so they could wear flip flops and tank tops.
Many seniors, including Vijay Singh ’12, took part in all three themed days.
“I just tried my best to dress as funny as possible on all three days,” Singh said. “The best way for us seniors to remember our last year is by laughing and having fun.”
Most recently, seniors staged a flash mob-style freeze at the end of break April 18. The bell rang and every senior froze where they were for five minutes.
Adan, a Student Council member, is unsure of any future shenanigans by the seniors.
“I surely haven’t planned any for the future but someone else in the class might have,” he said. “Will there be more shenanigans that happen? My answer is yes, hopefully many.”
And of course, Student Council still has the extremely popular, school-wide light saber battle planned for May 4.
Former classes, especially the past three graduating classes, have inspired the class of 2012 to have as much fun as possible in their final year.
The class of 2009 hosted the first annual Brophy light saber duel. The class of 2010 had pet day and bird seed day. The class of 2011 had RC Car day, bro day and they planned an invisible war in the mall.
“I’ve always participated in the giant light saber fight, starting in my freshman year,” Singh said. “And I remember last year’s seniors going all out in their shenanigans.”
Adan said he hopes his own graduating class can live up to the expectations set by the previous graduating classes.
“There is a sense for every class to be the best class or at least out do the class before them,” Adan said. “There is also the sense of tradition that has been built by previous classes.”