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King/Drew 2015-2016 School Year Conclusion

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Atumilara Akignba, Staff Writer

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The school year went by in a blink of an eye. So many things have happened this year at King/Drew. The school got a new principal as well as new teachers, students received Chromebooks, new rules were introduced, plus more. As for the Class of 2016, the seniors are excited as their graduation day on June 8th,2016, at Southwest College, is approaching quickly. 

“Unfortunately we don’t have as many senior activities but I guess we have to cope with it,”said Dejah Thomas (12th grader).

This year, Class of 2016 has not had many senior activities compared to the past years due to the district stating that senior activities are “not educational.” Teachers and students are not agreeing to these new regulations because they believe that the current and upcoming seniors should have a memorable senior year.

“Senior activities are rewards that we deserve for staying at King Drew and maintaining our grades to be eligible for these activities. Taking them away is just not fair at all” commented Chioma Abaekobe (12th grader).

A petition was written by seniors in which seniors expressed their disappointment toward their senior year not being as memorable compared to the previous senior classes. This petition reached Mr. Brooken’s hands, in which then matters were taken into consideration. Thankfully, the seniors’ opinions were heard and administration is trying their best to make Class of 2016 senior year a memorable year.

Besides Class of 2016 not having the memorable senior they would have wanted, year by year the school is changing and the school is trying their best to adjust to these changes. Class of 2016 will be off to college, getting a job, or doing their own thing, Class of 2017 will be taking over the senior square, teachers will be retiring, and new incoming 9th graders will be attending King/Drew next year. This school year has been a different school year compared to previous school years.

In the end, King/ Drew is transitioning into a bigger and better school with more opportunities for the future.

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