Senior Recognition weekend started off with one the seniors’ favorite events. For Friday night vespers the Campion staff talk about each individual senior. The teachers tell the parents and students how the senior has made an impact on this campus and how he or she has impacted the teachers.
Senior Edlyn Hernandez said, "The teacher that spoke about me gave a genuine message. I felt very appreciated, because I have never experienced anything like this before." Edlyn described how at public schools the teachers don't really talk about the students. Edlyn felt loved by the teacher that spoke about her.
From their freshmen year, students anticipate this evening. Senior Chelsea Ticonuwu remembered, "It felt surreal because in last years I watched other senior classes get recognized, but this was my year to get recognized. At the same time, it felt different being the one talked about." Chelsea described that it was scary because she didn't know what the staff member was going to say about her.
Senior Venessa Simamora also said, "I was very excited because I didn't know who was going to talk about me. I was also excited because I was the senior being recognized this year." Venessa told about how it was exciting because that night was all about her class.
Parents also enjoyed the special program recognizing the seniors. Parent Genoveva Sáenz stated, "It was very special to me that the staff would take time out of their day to say something about the students. I know that the students can get a bit overwhelming, but the teachers still love the kids. Thank you teachers for all you do."
Thank you to all the parents who were able to come out and support their students. This weekend is one that the seniors will not forget.
Jose Castro is a senior at Campion Academy
Rebekah Cunningham stands for her recognition by Chaplain Rob Carlson.
Joe Martin baptizes April Loredo and Pricila Garcia at Campion church during Senior Recognition Weekend.
photo: Cheyenne Martinez
Talent show is one of the biggest highlights at Campion every year. Students’ families travel from all over to come eat yummy treats and laugh until their stomachs hurt. Campion sure pulled it off again this year! Raelynn Kelly, a proud 4-year senior gives her input: “The baked goods are always my favorite part about talent show, but the entertainment was amazing tonight.” Austin Rotinsulu and Jordi Obregon won first place for their performance of “This Town” by Niall Horan. Each senior spent countless hours preparing by setting up the gym, organizing the bake sale and concessions, and setting up props for performers. The night was a whirlwind of singing, dancing, and seniors getting sold. Yes, sold. Another Campion tradition is to auction off seniors (in an effort to raise money for their class trip) to do various chores for their buyers. In total, the class profited at least $5,000. Rebekah Cunningham is a senior at Campion Academy