Senior Walk moves up this year


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Parents and seniors head out of the giant helmet and onto the field during senior walk.

Senior Walk has been a tradition in Buffalo for many many years, and is an activity that is a rite of passage for the seniors of each class. Only this year there was a twist: instead of taking place before the homecoming game as usual, Senior Walk recognized this year’s seniors last Friday in an attempt to avoid too many activities all taking place on the final home game of the season.

Senior Walk is a chance for parents and family members to brag a little to the community, as the seniors and their parents (or sometimes extended family) walk the field while activities and honors are announced.

“I couldn’t believe it was happening. I thought we were going to be standing there forever, but it went by quicker than I thought,” senior Brittany Scott said. “Senior walk made me realize how fast my senior year is going and how soon I’ll have to depend on myself. All this time I was always ready to be a senior, but now that it’s here, I can’t believe that this is my last year.”

Senior Jocelyn Trejo, who plans to study radiology when she graduates, also particiapted.

“Senior walk was a little scary and I was more nervous about tripping than the walk itself, but honestly other than that it felt great,” Trejo said. “It was the first and last time I would be able to do that, which reminded me that things will be completely different next year. I feel ready to graduate, but I know I am going to miss the people here.”

Senior Ally Patterson plans to attend Bel-Ray college, a veterinary technician school in Colorado, when she graduates.

“Senior walk was like an experience you can’t forget,” Patterson said. “Walking to the 50-yard line with my parents was sad, but it’s exciting to think that I am beginning to start a new chapter in the life of becoming an adult.”