Seniors Go Out with a Bash in Orlando

Kristen Griffith, Staff Writer

On April 18th, the Class of 2013 boarded a series of coach buses and hit the road for its Senior Trip. The seniors voted to go to Orlando, Florida back when they were juniors. The trip consisted of a day in the theme park, a concert, an afternoon at the beach, and a big dinner with all of the seniors.

After a long bus ride the seniors finally arrived around eight in the morning on the following Saturday. They went straight to breakfast at a place called the Scar Café. After their meal they headed over to the Universal Studios theme parks where they stayed at until two in the afternoon. Later, the seniors checked into the hotels and got ready for Grad Bash.

Grad Bash was an event where seniors, from not just North Point but different parts of the country, all joined together and enjoyed Universal Studios. Keenan Thomas said, “I met other seniors from Miami, and some from as far as Ohio.” Not only did they enjoy the rides and attractions, but they were entertained from a live performance by the famous pop star Pitbull. Day one of senior trip came to an end around one in the morning that Saturday.

Day two of senior trip began at breakfast. Around twelve, the seniors were in Cocoa Beach. “You could do everything from volleyball, to swimming, to corn hole, and basketball,” said Thomas. The next activity on the agenda was to go to Downtown Disney where they walked around for about an hour. They ended off their last night in Orlando by having dinner at the Rainforest Café, which was opened just for them.

It is safe to say that the seniors had a great time on the senior trip. Everyone had their different favorite parts of the trip. “My favorite part of all had to be when we stayed at Universal Studios until two a.m. with it only being us seniors in the park, and seeing ‘Congrats grad’ all over the park. It was on buildings, rides, and restaurants,” explained Ashlee Brazelton (’13). Darence Harris’ (’13) favorite part was Grad Bash. He said, “I loved how all the seniors from all over bonded, and just the fact that that was the greatest party I have ever been to.”

The seniors that went feel that it was not wise for any other senior to miss this opportunity. “They missed a great chance of enjoying a trip that they could remember for a lifetime,” expressed Brazelton. Brianna Walls said (’13), “Senior trip was overall an amazing and fun experience. It made me feel so much closer to my class.