Brien McMahon is a high school unlike any other. Being a Senator allows you to experience things you can't experience anywhere else! Below Seniors of the class of 2018 reflect on their favorite moments at McMahon.
Climate day is a day of diversity, acceptance and fun. It's a grand expression of the uniqueness of McMahon. “I love climate day” says Kristen Carrano, “I feel like it makes everyone in McMahon closer and encourages positive attitudes.” Climate Day shows how the differences of Senators can be put aside and we can come together as one. Activities like Spikeball, adult coloring, and trivia encourage students to interact with other Senators and learn new things. “The feeling of McMahon on Climate Day is a really chill environment” says senior Charlie Johnson.
Powderpuff is an essential part of being a senior and is looked forward to every year. During Powderpuff the Juniors go head to head against the Seniors in an intense game of flag football. This year the seniors one by a single touchdown at the last second made by Olivia Leone. “It's really exciting playing in Powderpuff. All the senior girls come together as one team and work really well together.” says senior Emma Hargrove.
Playing Norwalk High
Any game against the High is an exciting event and a great time to be a Senator. The feeling of being a huge crowd cheering on fellow Senators is exhilarating. “When we pull through for games against NHS our crowd gets crazy and is really full of spirit.” says Senor name. Being a player in a game against NHS is also equally exciting. “As a player in the game the crowds energy really pumps you up. During the volleyball game against them the crowd was really supportive.” say Liz Murphy (18”).
The Fashion Show
Recently our seniors strutted their stuff on the runway modeling clothes from stores in Fairfield County. “Walking in the fashion show was really fun, I felt like a real model.” says Jazmin Bien-Aime (‘18) who sported two beautiful prom dresses down the runway. “You get nervous at first but when you walk out it's really fun and you forget that everyone is watching.” says Senior name. The senior fashion show was thrilling not only for seniors but for parents and underclassmen to watch.
The walkout that occured on March 14 in response to the 17 people who were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida on February 14, 2018 showed that the students of McMahon are willing to use their voices in order to fight for change. “I stayed outside to make a statement harder and louder than the one we were doing before,” said Darius Williams to Pridetime reporters that day. The walkout was a defining moment for McMahon students.