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Danbury High School     43 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT 06811     (203) 797-4800

The Hatters' Herald

Danbury High School     43 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT 06811     (203) 797-4800

The Hatters' Herald

Spirit of the 2024 class shines through rainy Senior Fest

Lexie Naber

DHS’ Senior Fest is an eagerly awaited event that kicks off the school year with a bang. Typically held outdoor

s, it offers a vibrant and festive atmosphere for seniors to revel in. The festivities often include a variety of engaging activities, such as inflatable games, delicious treats, music, and various other forms of entertainment. It’s a joyous occasion that allows seniors to come together, celebrate the start of their final year, and create lasting memories with friends and classmates. The Class of 2024 however, experienced some challenges compared to previous years with their recent Senior Fest.

Considering the importance and expectations of Senior Fest, the officers began their planning well in advance and strived to promote the event as early as they could. One of their first orders of business was the catering of food, drinks, and desserts, and aiming for all those items to fall within their budget. They also needed to decide on a solid date and time, revolving around the home football game schedule and tradition of keeping Senior Fest as a September event. After all these factors were taken into account, they agreed on their final date – Friday, September 29th.

All went well until the week of the actual event. Everything was promoted, planned, and there was high hope for the amount of attendees. Unfortunately enough, when the week arrived, rainstorms came with it. The days leading up to Senior Fest consisted of heavy downpour and extre

me weather circumstances, essentially out of the blue. This left the officers little time to adapt and consider a rain date .Pressure was rising, Class President Valerie Ramos said she feels like “there are a lot of expectations, and [she’ll] most likely get the blame since [she’s] president.” A rescheduling was supposed to be decided over 48 hours in advance to notify the caterers and organizations we collaborated with. Due to the inconvenient timeline, the class officers and advisors had to stick with the original date and alter the highly anticipated Senior Fest to be  inside the DHS cafeteria.

Due to the rain, people’s expectations for senior fest were drastically lowered. Although most factors remained the same, the indoor environment was still a let down for most, and the rainpour outside dimmed the mood. Despite their initial doubt, when interviewed, attendees reported that they were pleasantly surprised by the officers’ efforts and the event’s overall success. The activities, according to many seniors, were the highlight of the event. Many people were pleasantly surprised by the bull-ride, foosball, and even the food. Even if it wasn’t what everyone expected, people tried to make the most of their day by attending senior fest, even if they only stayed for 15 minutes. As senior and Hatters Hooters Captain Dom Normand said, “I just dealt with it because I knew mother nature doesn’t make our choices. It wasn’t anybody’s fault so it is what it is.” 


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Lexie Naber
Lexie Naber, Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Lexie Naber, I am a junior at Danbury High school. This is my first year writing for the schools newspaper and I am excited to write about my interests involving the school. I joined this course to get a chance to venture out and explore writing about my interests. In the future I would love to pursue psychology but I would also like to keep my options open. I am looking forward to writing stories and having a great year at the Hatters Herald!
Linda Nucullaj
Linda Nucullaj, Staff Writer
Hey everyone, my name is Linda, and I am a senior here at DHS :) I decided to join the Hatter's Herald this year because writing has always been something I am fond of, and is definitely something I'd like to pursue in the future (along with political science). I'm a member of NEHS, an intern for the Danbury Library, and also hold a title as the Secretary for the DHS Class of 2024. Outside of school, I love movies, music, and books, as well as spending time with my cat. I am always interested in learning about new things and sharing information with people, so I look forward to publishing articles for our newspaper!

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