April forces seniors to make choices

Monty Karas & Ally Bauler, staff writers

With senior boards, Grad Bash and a statewide journalism convention all falling within a three-day span later this month, senior Millie Rosasco has had to make some tough decisions.

“Being the student chairwoman of Florida Scholastic Press Association, I don’t really have a choice between all of the events that are going on, and if had known these were all conflicting, I might have not chosen the responsibility of my position,” Rosasco said. “I can’t help but feel like I might be missing out.”

FSPA’s journalism convention is scheduled for April 25-27, and the four seniors who will attend are expected to complete their senior boards on April 25 before leaving town for the Orlando convention site.

“I wasn’t really planning on going to Grad Bash because I’d much rather go to Universal when there aren’t a bunch of other teenagers there,” Lauren Dietl said. “As far as senior boards goes, it’s just unfortunate that they conflict with each other, but thankfully, I have it under control.”

But journalism students aren’t the only seniors with decisions to make.

The continuation of athletics such as tennis and lacrosse all take place within the month. With a packed schedule, conflict is inevitable, seniors find themselves having to choose between commitments.

The conflict is not limited to West Shore activities, as senior Shaye Wilson has recently experienced.

“I was given the opportunity to attend Grad Bash and planned to, but due to the fact that Melbourne High School’s Prom falls on the same night, I can’t,” Shaye Wilson said. “It’s kind of a bummer, but my boyfriend, who attends Mel, and I decided to go to both proms this year.”