Say Goodbye to the Wave
NEIRAD enilno edition
On Thursday, June 16th the Darien Parents Association will be hosting a graduation party for all Darien High School seniors. The party, which has been named “Say Goodbye to the Wave,” will be held at Weed Beach in Darien from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The decision to have a beach party was determined by the results of an email survey answered by DHS seniors earlier this year.
Last year was the first year that a schoolwide graduation party was held for the seniors, and it was a great success. This year, the graduation beach party a lot in store for the seniors. There will be a Super Duper Weenie truck, a DJ, a photobooth, and a raffle (about) every ten minutes. Raffle prizes will include gas cards, donations from Equinox gym, iTunes gift cards, gift cards to various restaurants such as Burgers, Shakes, & Fries, gift baskets, and a large variety of other items. Also, each senior that attends the party will receive two graduation gifts. The gifts are a surprise, but one of the party’s main organizers, Mrs. Jo Ann Sawitsky, said one of the gifts will be great for students to take with them to college.
In addition to the food, music, and raffles, students can also play beach volleyball, frisbee, and swim at their own risk. There will even be a dunk tank staffed by DHS faculty volunteers. Students may encourage their teachers to volunteer for the dunk tank.
Also, to ensure that the students are satisfied with the music at the beach party, the Student Council’s Senior Officers will have a box in the cafeteria starting after June 1st where seniors can write down their favorite songs and drop them in the box. Students can also drop off their song choices to Mrs. Sawitsky in the library.
The cost of the party is $40, and students must mail their checks to Mrs. Sawitsky before the party. There will be no paying at the gate. Also, students will not need beach stickers to get into Weed Beach, but carpooling is strongly encouraged. The party will go on rain or shine, so be sure to attend, as it is the last opportunity for the entire class will have to be together before graduation. “It’s going to be the best party for the best senior class,” Mrs. Sawitsky said. If you have any questions, please check the DHS website.