By Sydney Comire ’21
Picnic tables full of laughter, a buffet table full of food, the crackle of the pizza oven, and the sunny atmosphere of Tuesday evening was the perfect setting for the Winchendon School to host its annual Senior Dinner! Celebrating the hardworking Class of 2021, students were treated to a Senior invite-only dinner at the gazebo to eat from a delicious Luau themed buffet and to spend some downtime with their friends and fellow classmates. After working non-stop during the year, students were able to take the time to hang out with their friends, take in the beautiful scenery, and bask in the knowledge that they’re just three days away from graduation.
The theme for the Senior dinner was “Luau”, so students were asked to dress casually, or preferably in Hawaiian shirts or Hawaiian print clothing items. Underclass volunteers were spotted throughout the evening serving the seniors appetizers such as Swedish meatballs and baked tuna. SAGE staff were also spotted throughout the evening in Hawaiian shirts while serving seniors pita bread and salsa from the pizza oven. Even Mrs. Lambert paid a visit to the celebrating seniors by making her way around to talk and congratulate everyone.
But wait? What else was served? At the end of the evening, seniors were brought molten lava cakes topped with whipped cream and strawberries. The cakes were so good that they had everyone asking for seconds. After all was said and done, seniors began to have fun amongst themselves by taking pictures together with each other and with the help of Mr. Harvey and his trusty camera. Hoping to preserve these memories forever, seniors were running around trying to get as many photos as they could with all of their friends and favorite acquaintances to look back on later down the road in life. Finally, as everyone started packing up, a few seniors decided to have some extra fun by cracking open some of the coconut decorations from the buffet table. With the last crack of coconut, the dinner ended, and seniors left feeling excited about their upcoming final few days until graduation on Saturday.