By Ryan Herron
The Class of 2016 came from all ends of town in honor of the traditional Scooter to School Day, one of many senior class activities that take place throughout the year.
The process of arriving to the top of Viro Road, where the seniors began their descent, was a hassle for many. Should they drive to the school, park their car, and walk up Viro? Should they be dropped off at the top of Viro and give up the luxury of having a car at school?
Senior Jonathan Lee described his arrival in a series of complex steps.
He said, “First, I drove to school and parked. Next, I had a friend pick me up and drive me back to his house where we met with some others. Then our group scootered down to Viro together to meet up with the rest of the senior class.
In a variety of different ways, the seniors made their way to the top of Viro to meet their classmates. When the clock ticked to 7:20AM, the multicolored wheels began to roll down the hill.
Seniors Clark Lee and Daivon Grayson took the lead, followed by a mob of red shirts that read, “We’re Kind of a B16 Deal,” the senior class motto. Aside from a few wipeouts, tumbles, and crashes, the seniors survived their ride to the quad.
The ringing of the first bell at 7:38AM ended the morning scooter fun. The seniors broke off from the quad and went to their respective classes.
But unlike the usual mode of transport, two feet, the seniors had scooters to get around. Traveling between classes became a fun outing.
Senior Josh Friedrich said, “It was fun to get places fast, and scootering made moving around campus a lot easier.”
Seniors didn’t have to take the most direct route to class or worry about the possibility of receiving the dreaded tardy. Rather, they could fly through the hallways and coast smoothly towards their next period.
Many seniors thought the day was a success and fantasized about the possibilities.
Senior Kory Taylor looked to the future of transport around LCHS and asked, “So can senior scooter month be a thing?”
Maybe one day there will be a time when feet are abandoned and scooters are the new form of transport between classes. We have class sets of Chromebooks, so are class sets of scooters that far off?
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