The Mountain Lion Messenger

The Student News Site of Sierra Vista High School

The Mountain Lion Messenger

The Mountain Lion Messenger

Happily Ever After: Senior Sunset 

The+sun+setting+upon+class+of+24+as+they+spend+their+final+moments+together
Christina Fakoya
The sun setting upon class of 24′ as they spend their final moments together

On May 2, 2024, Sierra Vista High School’s Student Council hosted the annual Senior Sunset that took place on the football field. Seniors gathered and spent their final moments as high school students in the company of fellow graduates wearing the crowns they decorated at Senior Sunrise.

Student Council made sure to fill the evening with delicious food, moments of laughter, and childhood games for seniors as they scattered throughout the field enjoying the many different activities. Some seniors engaged in intense games of volleyball and football while others chose to lay on blankets to reminisce about the year with their friends. Seniors who purchased yearbooks were able to pick them up early to enjoy a sneak peek at their memories. Some seniors chose to play heated games of Connect 4 and Jenga while SV Beats played students’ favorite songs in the background. 

Basking in the Sun: (left to right) Quinnashea Dottery (12), Evangeline Ibarra (12), and Kia Nicdao (12), enjoying each other company as they get ready to watch the sunset. (Christina Fakoya)

The theme selected for this school year depicts “Into the Story Book,” and to represent the year coming to an end, the theme for Senior Sunset represents “Happily Ever After.”  Student Council’s advertising committee created a navy blue backdrop with the phrase, “Happily Ever After.” However, the sunset remained the main attraction. 

“Happily Ever After” backdrop that the student council created for students to take pictures with. (Christina Fakoya)

Evangeline Ibarra (12) explains what Senior Sunset means to her, “This one last time for us to get together and enjoy each other’s presence while we still can. Coming together and making these memories with each other is very important and it’s very precious to us. You only get this life once and you might as well make the most of it.”

Hundreds of different paths stand ready for the class of 2024 after they graduate. Kia Nicadao (12) shares her plans, “I plan on doing my medical program for a few years and have my own apartment. I want to travel, be happy, and start becoming my own person.”

Congratulations to the Class of 2024, everybody cannot wait to see you shining on May 9 at the Grad Walk and May 23 for graduation at the Thomas & Mack at 6 pm.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Christina Fakoya
Christina Fakoya, Staff Reporter
Christina Fakoya is currently a sophomore and a first-year journalism student. She enjoys baking, reading, writing, and cold weather. Christina is the president of the SVHS Book Club and a member of the Student Council. Christina has had a passion for writing since elementary school and her main focus this year is making people know their opinions are heard.

Comments (0)

All The Mountain Lion Messenger Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *