Benjamin Carson High School held its annual Senior Pinning ceremony for the class of 2020 on Sept. 25.
The Senior Pinning is a ceremony dedicated to celebrating high school seniors. The pin is used as a symbol of commitment. The students came to the ceremony ready to commit to finishing their senior year strong.
Senior Kamryn Devine said the senior pinning felt “unrealistic.”
“I thought it was going to be boring at first, but when I got there and I said my pledge to my mom it finally kicked in, I am a senior and I will graduate with a strong and positive mindset,” Devine said.
The ceremony began with teachers introducing themselves and describing their occupation. The school’s choir then contributed by performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Senior class president Sarah Kabala gave a speech encouraging her peers and highlighting their efforts.
“It was nerve-racking, but at the same time, it was exciting,” Kabala said.
Soon after, the seniors pledged to finish the last year strong as they received their pins either from a teacher or a parent to show the importance of their hard work.
“It was a good way to celebrate our last year,” senior Makayla Slater said.