Around Bosco: St. John Bosco and St. Joseph’s Seniors Got Their Groove On At Annual Senior Luau

by Brett Baligad, Senior Editor

This year’s Senior Luau was filled with plenty to see, do and eat. The successful night is a strong indicator for what the rest of the year has in store for the graduating Class of 2023.

Photo by Robert Visty III, Photo Editor

After long preparation, the Senior Luau made it’s return to St. John Bosco High School. Every year, each class hosts an annual class bonding event. This includes the Freshmen Barbecue, Sophomore Lock In, Junior Picnic and Senior Luau. A luau is a Hawaiian party with food and live entertainment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senior Luau is only the second class event for the class of 2023, as they hosted a successful Junior Picnic last spring.

The luau was held last Wednesday and started at 6:30pm and concluded at 9:00pm. Upon entering the Mary Help of Christians Quad, seniors were greeted with Hawaiian music, pick up volleyball games and plenty of students dressed to the theme. The quad was lined with round tables for Bosco and Joseph’s seniors to socialize.

Not long after the beginning of the luau, seniors were served Hawaiian food, while they caught up with their Brave brothers and Jesters sisters. Even after four years together, to many, it was surprising to see there were still a lot of new faces to meet and befriend.

“Because this was only our second class event, I was still unfamiliar with some [St. Joseph’s] seniors, as we don’t see them everyday. However, it was good to introduce myself and make new friends,” said senior Sam Hentges.

Photo by Robert Visty III, Photo Editor

As the night began to wrap up, hula dancers took the spotlight. The dancers even called on Braves and Jesters to come up and dance. The grand finale would be a fire dancer that would take the senior class by surprise. The fire dancer choreographed elaborate moves and tricks to keep seniors at the edge of their seats.

“My favorite part was when all of the water polo seniors got called up to dance,” senior Victor Murillo said. “I thought that was pretty funny as the hula dancers were guiding them.”

Spearheaded by Ms. Kelly Blakeman and the Senior Board, Bosco and Joseph’s students can be excited for what is to come. As this is first of many lasts, senior participation is at a high with over 100 Bosco students attending the luau.

With Homecoming weeks away, it is not too late for the class of 2023 to make some final memories of their high school days.

“This is my senior year, and I want to do every activity I can,” said senior Evan Chavez. “I am happy I get to spend my last events with my friends and end my high school career on a good year.”

One comment

  • Brett great job as always love what’s going on at your school keep up the good work good Great young men are coming out of that school


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