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Seniors receive care packages for virtual senior brunch

Care packages filled with mugs, candy, and socks were given out to seniors leading up to the senior brunch.
December 7, 2020
The impact of full-distance learning has been felt by staff and students but has left a residing effect on seniors.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Honor social distancing protocols this summer

Keep looking for alternative options for social time. Set up a Netflix party and watch something together; go to a park with masks and stay six feet apart.
May 26, 2020
Although regulations have been made less restrictive it is important to continue social distancing and limit exposure to others as there is still a long road ahead.

With Hope there will be a prom

Hope will offer a drive-thru breakfast prom for registered attendees on May 22.
Hope Breakfast Bar is holding a distanced prom for seniors May 22 from 7-9 p.m. Registered seniors will have the opportunity to participate.
May 20, 2020
With proms canceled across the city, Hope Breakfast Bar offers a drive-in alternative May 22.

Seniors reflect on graduating amid COVID-19

Seniors Will Rathmanner and Andy Ellis sit in class back in the fall of 2019. “I have mixed feelings about the school’s response, but overall, it’s just a bummer that COVID-19 has taken over our lives,
April 17, 2020
For the class of 2020, Friday, Mar. 13 could have been their last day of high school.

Seniors vote in Super Tuesday primary election

Seniors Paige Indritz and Anna Snider show of a token from Super Tuesday: an
March 3, 2020
“I remember, in the 2016 election, I felt so powerless,” senior Anna Snider said. “Having the opportunity to vote and being able to make a tangible change is really cool.”

[SENIOR STORIES] “What are you proudest of from your time at SPA?”

June 3, 2019
Honest and interesting, listen to 47 seniors from the class of 2019 share their experiences.

Seniors showcase art in (don’t) Take it Personally

Annie Lam's prints depict beautiful birds and natural elements.
The 2019 exhibit carries personal messages.
May 8, 2019

As the school year winds down and the seniors leave for their senior projects, the annual Senior Arts Seminar Exhibit goes up in the Harry M. Drake Gallery. Entitled, (don’t) Take it Personally, the...

Seniors reminisce on lower school days with pumpkin carving tradition

Senior Maya Orey chats with her kindergarten buddy.
November 1, 2018
Seniors continue pumpkin carving tradition and look back at the traditions' roots.

Senior “lifers” reflect on high school and look forward to college

100% of lifers polled liked smiley face fries the most of any lower school lunch item.
April 28, 2017
SPA lifers look back on 13 years and look forward to the years after graduation.

Spartan varsity baseball returns: roster reloaded

Senior captain Riley Bowman practices hitting baseballs in the batting cage.
Loaded with experience, this year's baseball team is set for success
April 18, 2017
"We have a lot more experience than most years because we are returning seven starters, and we have a lot of senior leadership which will pay off come the playoffs," Lombard said.

Cherish senior legacies, build community

The mentor program should expand through out  the year to complete a full circle between the seniors and ninth graders.
As seniors prepare to leave, community should reflect on their legacy
April 7, 2017
Because seniors leaving the school is one of the many changes in the school during Spring, the graduating class' legacies are not reflected upon until too late.

Boys Varsity Basketball ends home season with Senior Night

Class of 2017 Spartan boys basketball players stand with their parents before the game: Sam Dicke, Mark Ademite, Emerson Egly, Matthew Jaeger, and manager Jackson Jewett
March 4, 2017
82-56 loss to Highland Park doesn't dampen fan support.
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