Officers, Admin outline Class of 2021 spring events

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Prasham Jobanputra

The confetti takes the field as the graduates celebrate. (2019)

Nearly a year after the pandemic sent everyone into isolation and cancelled the events students had long looked forward to, senior class events will soon make their triumphant return to North Penn High School. 

“We started early with our planning, and we’re gonna pull some things off that are going to be awesome, and that are going give an experience for our seniors that you so originally deserve over this last year,” NPHS Principal Mr. Pete Nicholson remarked, at Wednesday’s  NPHS Class of 2021 Senior Information Night, where plans for the rest of the graduating class’ year were unveiled. 

we’re gonna pull some things off that are going to be awesome, and that are going give an experience for our seniors that you so originally deserve.”

— NPHS Principal Pete Nicholson

The short program previewed the senior class’ long awaited plans for this year’s prom, with the theme of Enchanted Knight. The socially distanced evening is set to take place on Saturday, May 22nd from 6:30-10 (rain date of Sunday the 23rd) and will happen outside NPHS, using the front parking lot, tennis courts, and turf field. Masks will be required, and attendees will participate in mandatory rapid antigen Assurance Testing (free of charge and provided by the school) within 24 hours of the event. 

While the night will be much different than the typical high school prom the senior class had envisioned for their high school experience, it will offer some sense of normalcy after over a year without large in-person school events. 

“We need to make sure as we plan these events that safety comes first. Anything we do we want to make sure that we’re not promoting or not allowing the spread of COVID-19, and that we’re following all the mandates, guidelines, and gathering size limitations that are in place”, Nicholson said.

In addition to prom, Class Cabinet officers Clare Ryabin, Jigar Dadarwala, Keenan Washington, and Stacy Liang announced plans for Senior Awards on Wednesday June 2nd and Reflections on Friday June 11th. Both events will be in-person for those receiving awards or performing, and will be offered virtually for those not involved.  

Commencement, set for Saturday June 12th, will look different this year, especially with it taking place in the newly renovated Crawford Stadium (the very first school event to do so). The student body will be able to choose from three time slots to receive their diploma; 10:00 am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm, and can also plan to walk with their friends on the special day. 5 tickets are planned to be available for each graduate, and the event will also air live on NPTV. 

Constant communication and planning has taken place between the Senior Class of 2021, NPHS and NPSD administrations in order to make these events possible. All plans have been approved by the county, and the school’s team of student and staff organizers are sure to have each event planned and ready to go.