On April 27, most of New Haven’s senior girls gathered at the Central Hotel located in downtown New Haven for Senior Tea. This event was sponsored by the Town and Country Women’s Club, and they provided a guest speaker, Tara Anderson Bloch. The main focus of this presentation was to discuss appropriate activity on the internet, and how inappropriate use of social media can affect future job applications. While the girls went there for tea, they also got to pick from a large variety of snacks, tour the hotel, and got some well-deserved girl-time before the end of the year.
This is an event that happens every year for the senior girls. When the class of 2018’s girls were asked if this is an event that should continue to be offered, many thought this event should stay.
Emily Knoppe mentioned, “Absolutely. It may be a little too girly for some, but it was a good experience.”
Britany Willimann responded, “Definitely-- it is a wonderful time to take and let all the senior girls get to know an important topic and each other.”
When the girls were asked if this was a good experience to take part in, a few seniors had unique responses about how it’ll help them later on in life.
Britany Willimann stated, “Most definitely-- it's very relaxing and fairly helpful for college situations, especially if you have to do an interview, and I learned how important personal image is.”
Emily Knoppe responded, “Yes! We can practice our etiquette, learn more about our classmates, and learn important things you'll need to know before going out into the world.”
Emma Engelbrecht commented, “Yes, it is a fun experience where you get to learn important lessons as you approach college.”
Although it may seem that all you do is sit around and drink tea, eat treats, and talk, that’s not what Senior Tea is all about. It’s about getting a piece of advice and taking in a last evening of relaxation with your class of senior girls.