Senior year has been full of fun and friends, but time is swiftly running away from students who will graduate in June.
As Bayshore High School students close in on prom and graduation, seniors start to have responsibilities that they need to take care of before they walk across the stage June 1 and receive their diplomas.
While the students are busy with all the details, the busiest person on campus might be senior class sponsor Angelia Gilley. She is a person all seniors have come to know well this year.
For example, all senior fees must be turned in to Ms. Gilley; they include cap and gowns, cap and gown pictures, as well as the senior picnic and the senior breakfast.
The senior grad-bash will take place at Busch Gardens; tickets are on sale now, so see Ms. Gilley for details.
Bayshore seniors also have to toe the line. Seniors cannot be absent or miss, at most, 10 days of school. They must have passed the FCAT and have 24 credits total.
As a senior, Flor Ibarra feels the pressure of everything that is going on. However, she does not have to face it all alone. There is a solid support system in place to help smooth the rough spots.
"Bayshore does a great job in helping us seniors fill out scholarship forms," Ibarra said. "They give us reminders all the time of when certain scholarships due dates are coming."
Many seniors are enjoying the last bits of high school that they have left with their friends. They know the time is coming soon when the past four years will become part of their personal histories.
"It's really bittersweet to go our separate ways, but I will always remember my high school experience," said Erick Ayvar.