Every year, when New Haven High School gets back from Thanksgiving break, the senior class decides to kick off the month of December with a decoration day. On this day, seniors not only decorate their hallway with lights and Christmas trees, but they also each bring in wrapping paper to personalize their lockers.
This tradition at New Haven High School was started because it was thought of as a way for seniors to bond and celebrate their last Christmas together before graduation. As the years went on, each class followed the tradition of the annual senior hallway decoration day.
When senior Nicki Zeitzmann was asked what her favorite part about this tradition at New Haven High School is, she exclaimed, “I love having a day to bond with our class and it gets everyone in the Christmas spirit!”.
According to Nicki, the class of 2017 really enjoyed this chance to bond together and show their Christmas colors to the rest of the high school.
This tradition is not only enjoyed by the senior class, but also by the students who walk through the hallway every day going to class. Miranda Durbin, a sophomore at New Haven High School, was asked about her thoughts walking through the senior hallway after the decoration, and her response was, “All of the lights and wrapping paper were amazing! You can tell the class of 2017 really enjoyed decorating their hallway.” Lacie Grater, junior, added, “The seniors did a great job decorating. I can't wait until my class gets to do it!”
According to Nicki, Miranda, and Lacie, the senior Christmas decorating tradition is not just something for the seniors to look forward to, but it also offers excitement to underclassmen of New Haven High School.