by Amanda Molinari, senior, Council Rock South High School
Ten years ago, Council Rock School District added another high school to support their ever-growing student population. In late September, 2002, Council Rock High School South opened its brand new doors to the students of the district.
Since then, CR South has had thousands of exceptional graduates walk through its halls and out its doors to face their bright futures. This year, South is celebrating its tenth anniversary with many events, bigger and better than ever.
Already in October, senior class officers, Ryan Walter, Dallas Alves, Sophia Kahn, Patrice McFillin and Marie Grutza, buried a time capsule in South’s own front yard! The capsule contained some of South’s favorite memories, including t-shirts, yearbooks and pictures.
On October 12th, South presented guest speaker, author and comedian, Matt Bellus, to the entire high school to speak about life’s natural highs. By sharing his own high school experiences with South students, Mr. Bellus helped them realize that there are other ways to be happy and have fun without the use of drugs and alcohol.
Instead of lecturing kids on addiction, he simply made them laugh about it.
“I looked around the room and there wasn’t one person who wasn’t laughing,” Chandler Worton, a senior at South exclaimed. “It felt like we were talking to our friends, rather than an adult; we laughed the whole time.”
Not only did he speak to the students and make them laugh, he also got them involved in his performance. Some students from the audience volunteered and were asked on stage to participate in various exercises.
During the short but sweet assembly, Mr. Bellus brought South together as a family though their shared laughs and experiences. After the assembly, CR South even splurged for a celebratory cake big enough to feed its two thousand students.
Each student was able to have his/her choice of cake, chocolate or vanilla, free of charge, during his/her lunch.
Later in the school year on April 30th, 2013, South will hold its second prom for senior citizens. Planned, sponsored, and arranged by the senior student council, along with Mr. Moore’s philosophy and honors economics classes, the night is expected to be nothing less than perfection.
All senior citizens within the Council Rock School District are invited for the special night to remember in CR South’s cafeteria. The evening will include food, beverages, door prizes, live music and even special guests!
The only thing the prom-planners ask is to know who is attending ahead of time. For more information email Rick Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations on a successful 10 years, Council Rock South.