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Class of 2021 hosts senior mask tie dye


Photo by Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla

The Class of 2021 came together to do the mask tie dye event in the Commons. Students went to various tables to create their colorful masks. “I thought the turnout was a perfect amount,” senior Lily Dame said. “Even though we did not have a lot of seniors, it was nice

On Thursday, October 22, the Senior Class Board hosted their first mask tie dye event. 

The purpose of this gathering was to help the Class of 2021 get together after the annual Senior Takeover had been canceled due to COVID. 

“The idea for the Tie Dye came about because I saw a girl on Instagram that made and sold masks,” Senior Class Board Co-President Mae Killeen said. “When we discussed potential ideas for the year at one of our meetings, I brought it up.”

Prior to the event, the club talked about different ways to spread the word to all of the seniors including posting on social media.

“We had a few meetings and discussed dates and other details,” Senior Class Board President Elise Nyffeler said. “We also had to research all the items we needed for the event and find what we needed and for the best price. Our club dedicated an entire meeting to creating signs to hang around the school to promote the event.”

To set up on the day of, a few of the members put down tables in the commons and covered them with table cloths. Bottles were also filled with the powder and mixed with water to create the dye. A balloon arch to take pictures by was also made with the help of the yearbook class.

Once everything was set up, fellow seniors joined in at 3:30 p.m. and began to tie dye masks. 

“I decided to dye my mask all sorts of colors to keep it colorful and bright,” senior Lily Dame said. “I think the event was so much fun, getting to be with everyone was so great.”

Alongside the students, some staff members joined in on the activity as well. 

“I had seen the signs throughout the school about the Tye Dye event during the week of,” Guidance Office secretary Leslie Walls said. “On the day of, I asked if the Counselling Office could participate, and they said ‘of course’ so we did, and I am so glad we were able to join in on the fun. I’m excited to wear the masks I made. It was nice to be able to talk to and meet a few more students that I didn’t know before.”

This was a very unique event for the senior class as they have not been able to do much together to be able to bond.

“It’s important for us to do things together still because we haven’t had a lot of chances to bond together as a senior class,” senior Maddy Vanderwal said. “This year, we already have had some of the traditions taken away from us, so any chance that we have to do something together is great.” 

With the unexpected turn in the Class of 2021’s school year, the Senior Class Board still plans to continue to create new events for all to participate in throughout the year.