Bringing back Liberty senior events

Nicole Hume, News Editor

Ever since COVID-19, school events have been sidelined and canceled, changing traditions and the high school experience. This year, a variety of school events are being brought back to Liberty.

This school year, as it gets closer to normal, ASB is hoping to bring back popular events and school spirit to Liberty that we’ve missed out on throughout the pandemic. 

One pressing event is the matter of prom, which hasn’t occurred for two years. The last time it was hosted was at the Seattle Aquarium.

“It’s a lot of fun. You get to walk around, see the creatures, and dance in front of the giant tank,” ASB advisor Michelle Munson said.

Prom this year will be hosted at the Seattle Aquarium. This is something Munson advises seniors to pay attention to as the school year comes to an end. 

Future assemblies to look out for include the Moving Up Ceremony. 

“Each class sits in a different section, with the seniors on the floor. Then we go through and celebrate people, with their achievements and their post high school plans,” Munson said. 

I think it’ll be nice to have this, to be able to leave Liberty and just feel sad before a happy graduation the next day”

— Ashley Kirschner (12)

It is also one of the most important ceremonies to school spirit, since this is the first assembly where the entire school will be in the gym together.

“I’m more hyped for having assemblies in the gym rather than the field. We’re just so much louder inside,” senior Josh Darroch said. 

The teacher tunnel will be brought back at the Moving Up ceremony. In this event, teachers form a tunnel to say goodbye to the seniors for the last time, as seniors pass through. 

“There’s closure for us and the relationships we have forged, and the excitement for their next chapter,” Munson said.

Even for students, there are emotional ties to this special event.

“I think it’ll be nice to have this, to be able to leave Liberty and just feel sad before a happy graduation the next day,” senior Ashley Kirschner said. 

“I believe strongly that ‘once a Patriot, always a Patriot.’ These assemblies are shared experiences. Life is about relationships and experiences, and you may only get to celebrate them once,” Munson said.