The longstanding tradition for seniors at Greenwich High School, SRO, lost one performance due to Thursday’s snow day. The Friday performance became opening night and hundreds turned out despite the deep freeze.
Though SRO was originally called “Senior Vaudeville,” the show has always served as a benchmark in time, signifying the final push toward graduation. In a word, Senioritis.
This year, the Seniorit’15 skits mocked the college admission process, and gave everyone a chance to vent frustration with attendance, parking and security policies.One funny skit mocked health class, where students learn how to eat with a spoon, chew and swallow. Half way through, one “student” asks the teacher if she can use class time to do homework. Another particularly funny skit recreated inaudible morning announcements.
Headmaster Winters and Patty Kohn sang “Here I Go,” with lyrics written by Angeli Ri in a music video to the tune of “Let it Go.” Previously taped in the headmaster’s office and the parking lots, where he ticketed illegally parked cars, Winters sang, “Let the traffic rage on, Complaints never bothered me anyway.”
The students thanked SRO advisor Ms. Preli and class advisors Ms. Chauvin and Mrs. Turbert, along with Scott Borowka, Ms Freedman and Mr. Foster for tech help. They remembered to thank student activities, security and custodial staff. And, of course, all the parents who have been behind them for four years.
Parents are busy planning the 2015 graduation party,which is funded 100% by donations.
Billed as the last hurrah, the graduation party is free for seniors to attend and is the last chance for the class of 2015 to get together. Chaperoned by parents of underclassmen and GHS staff there will be a DJ,dancing, inflatable obstacle course, ping-pong, pool, food and drinks, plus raffle prizes all night. To contribute mail check to “GHS Graduation Party” and mail to Carol Ann Coughlin, 687 River Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807.