by Jedidah Taylor, Managing Editor

Apr. 30 marks the date of the annual Senior Assembly. In place since the early 1990’s, the assembly showcases the current class of seniors; allowing time to reminisce about their four year student career.

 “The event also serves as a transitional tool for leadership. The seniors are recognized, while the juniors ready themselves to take on the leadership role,” senior administrator James Lockhart said.

Scheduled to take place in the Lovinggood Gym between 10-11:30 p.m., the assembly features a slideshow of pictures sent in by seniors; a poem created by the Student Council which highlights major events humorously and chronologically beginning with freshman year, the presentation of the 2015-16 Jomehan yearbook and musical entertainment.

“Organizing has been really easy this year; yearbook, student council, and all students involved worked very well together,” senior class sponsor Sarah Holcomb said. “Student Council alone met once a week for four weeks to prepare the poem.”

This year’s entertainment includes an orchestra assemble of Death and the Maiden by Schubert, performed by seniors Rae Baker, Jayla Blakemore, Aisha Saif,  and instructor Jennifer Floyd; I was Here by Beyonc­e sung by senior Alexis Southward; and an instrumental duet of If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys performed by seniors Linden Charles and Reginald Walker.

“Song choice is important because I want my fellow seniors to think about what they’ll leave behind in high school and the power we have to go forward and impact the world around us,” Southward said.

Dress code for the Senior Assembly is semi-formal, which means means no jeans, tennis shoes, ripped pants, leggings, tight, low cut or revealing blouses. All Cobb County School District dress code guidelines will be strictly enforced.

Any student not in semi-formal dress will not be allowed into the assembly.