Seniors Enjoy First Senior Tea

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During the first senior tea of the year, seniors flocked to the plaza to enjoy chicken nuggets, pastries, vegetables and fruit. Now at 2:20 p.m. rather than at the beginning of eighth period, senior tea continues to be popular despite its changes. (Amy Kang)

It is a glorious day for the Class of 2014. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the smell of fried chicken fills the air. Senior Tea has begun.

Class of 2014 moms kicked off (“tea-d off”) Senior Tea  with the theme “First. Tea. Ever,” Sept. 3. The food included nuggets from Chick-Fil-A, lemon cake, doughnut holes and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Hungry seniors flooded the plaza to enjoy the first of many Teas to come.

“It’s nice to be able to take a break from a busy day to eat and hang out with friends,” senior Jack Kaplan said.

There were some concerns regarding changes to Senior Tea. To avoid disrupting classes, Tea is now held in the plaza starting at 2:20 and proceeding through the beginning of ninth period, while traditionally it has been set up in the Quad at the beginning of eighth period. Many students were dubious about the move, but the new setup has not done much to hurt Senior Tea’s popularity.

“I don’t notice a big difference between last year and this year,” senior Daniel Treat said. “Plus, now that it’s in the plaza, it’s easier to gloat to the underclassmen.”

“I’m not a fan of the time change because many seniors have class during eighth period, but I like the location change. But even with the new time, it’s way better than not having tea,” senior Fred Lang said.

Changes aside, the class of 2014 welcomes the start of their new privilege.

“During my pre-senior years, I always envisioned Senior Tea and Senior Country to be the pinnacle of the high school experience. I was right. Senior tea is amazing, and shout out to the parents that work hard every week to make it happen,” senior Zack Lee said.

Elliot Cheung
Columnist

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