Senior Szn > Covid Szn

Adrianna Greco & Christian Reyes, Staff Writers

We survived a pandemic now it’s time to survive senior year.

Navigating the final year of your high school career can be a daunting process on top of the fact we are in the midst of a global pandemic. However, our Rowlett Eagles won’t let that stop them from having the best year they can have.

“I feel worried about another lock-down stopping me from doing things I love, like band,” senior Amaya Green said.

After being out of school for so long many seniors may feel a bit behind, but they can at least take comfort in the fact that their valedictorian is in the same boat.

“We missed a big chunk of High School. I kind of feel a bit behind because my education wasn’t the best during COVID,” Green said.

But let’s be honest, we’re not just at school to learn. Everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for all the student life activities. 

“I am excited to finally be back with my friends and be able to participate in more school activities such as football games, dress up days, and pep rallies,” senior Lorena Sosa said.

There are a plethora of high school traditions for students to take part in and painting your parking space is just one.

“I decided to paint my spot with two of my friends because we had spots next to each other and we painted them to match,” senior Gareth Allen said.

Another glorified high school tradition is Homecoming. From nominations to the football game to the dance itself, there is something for everyone during HOCO season.

“I think it is going to be a lot of fun seeing who wins out of those who were nominated for homecoming court,” senior Adrianna Greco said. “But I am honestly more excited for the game especially since it is against our rival school.”

Speaking of football games, with the season in full swing everyone is ecstatic to witness the games live and in person this year. 

“I am very excited to finally be able to attend the football games,” Sosa said. “I love the energy and school spirit of both the football games and the pep rallies.”

COVID knocked Rowlett down for a bit, but our spirit and strength lifted us up and now as seniors we’re back and better than ever.