The theme for this year’s Seniors Luncheon is “A Moment in Time”. This will be a good opportunity for seniors to remember not only the past year, but also their overall high school experience with prepared speeches and a video from the 2021-2022 school year.
Photographs, past and present, will be displayed at each table, and there will be disposable cameras for seniors to document the evening. Senior Luncheon will also emphasize the awarding and recognition of outstanding teachers and other members of the Bearden family.
“The major awards presented and administered by the Higher Committee are the ‘Top Dawg Faculty Award,’ the ‘WR Turner Award,’ and the ‘Elizabeth Regas Award,’ also known as the ‘Embellishment Award,'” Abby Stone said, who is the main luncheon chair and co-vice chair.
The “Top Dog Faculty Award” is given to a Bearden faculty member who has had the greatest impact on the Class of 2022, as voted on by seniors via Canvas. The “WR Turner Award” is given to someone who makes a difference in the school by caring for students, and the “Elizabeth Regas Award” is given to someone who consistently puts Bearden High School in a good light.
Both the WR Turner Award and the Elizabeth Regas Award are voted on by the Senior Committee. In addition to organizing the awards, the Senior Committee also helps set the theme for the Senior Luncheon and plan the event through the Luncheon Committee.
The senior luncheon will be at Hunter Valley Farms on Wednesday at 12 p.m.
“Abby and I actually met with someone from Hunter Valley Farms to go over the table settings and more specific details, which was really cool,” said Lily Benevicz, senior committee lunch committee member. “I’m super excited to see how it’s going because as students we’ve had almost total control of what it’s going to be like.”
The “WOW Video”, a video yearbook produced annually by the Bearden Broadcasting Network, will debut at the end of the Senior Luncheon. BBN has compiled highlights from the past year in a creative and engaging way, and the video will be divided into four sections: Academics, Sports, Student Life and Seniors.
“We have a checklist and I’ve made sure someone films every major event from the start to the end of the school year,” said BBN station manager Olivia Marshall. “We also asked other students for funny videos they have with their friends.”
BBN staff works all year round to create “WOW Video” with unique concept. It continues the theme of this year’s Seniors’ Lunch by capturing moments in time throughout the year. Seniors and underclass can watch it on beardenbark.com after its official premiere at Senior Luncheon.
The seniors’ lunch will be an opportunity to end the secondary school in style. Students can spend the afternoon enjoying each other’s company and reminiscing about the past four years and all they have accomplished outside of school.
“I really hope (the seniors) have a great time socializing with the people they’ve shared a classroom with for the past four years or more,” Stone said. “We hope this gives everyone a sense of closure from their high school experience through the prepared speeches and the WOW video.
“Personally, I’m so excited.”