Sam Says: Senior Bucket List

My parents did not allow me to do anything until my senior year of high school. No dances, no parties, no driving me to sports games (not that they didn’t allow me to go, but they wouldn’t go out of their way to take me), I didn’t get to go to any talent shows, Lighting of the CC’s,  Mr. Cy Creek, the spring fashion show, nothing.

My mom always told me my senior year would be the year I could do whatever I wanted. I heard over and over, “If you do everything before you’re suppose to, then when you are allowed to do it, it’s no big deal.”

So now I have compiled a list of things I want to do, and things I think every senior should do before they graduate.


  • Take senior portraits. Although this may seem mandatory, it’s not. There’s no other feeling than the one you get when they put that cap and gown on you, give you a diploma to hold and tell you to smile real big.

  • Attend sporting events. I finally went to a home volleyball game, I’m telling you, it was intense.

  • Make/wear/buy homecoming mums. Only the seniors wear their all white mums, although, I’m not going to lie, I threw in a little pink.

  • Attending Lighting of the CC’s. It’s just awesome, go.

  • Go to the homecoming game and dance. You can not go to one and not the other, they go hand-in-hand.

  • Go to the talent show and Mr. Cy Creek. Or basically any event that a lot of people attend. Go for the experience, enjoy being with your friends and add some memories to your life.

  • PROM/ SNAP. I think it’s pointless to go before senior year. Wait your turn, then it will seem special and new. As a senior, this night will be the last dance you will go to with your class, you might not see these people again.