Seniors sing their swan songs

As the school year nears its end, so to does the high school careers of the senior class.

Some seniors spent their time in high school playing sports, performing in plays, competing in art competitions and some performed at during the bi-annual coffee house.

The last coffee house for the 2016 senior class took place on April 8, and many talented seniors performed one last time. Emotions and nerves were high throughout the night and a mixed feeling of sadness and relief fell upon some of the seniors when they played the last note of their last song.

“It was really bittersweet to perform for the last time,” remarked Anna Laughery ‘16. “I was really glad that I was able to sing alongside some of my friends for the last time.”

Laughery performed a mash-up of different Taylor Swift songs with PA alumnus Celia Kennedy, Kate Murphy ‘18 and one of the members of the NET team.

Some seniors, knowing that this was their last coffee house, prepared vigorously in order to go out on top. Alex Moudry ‘16, Charlie Hemler ‘16, Nicholas Tawil ‘16, Noah Boldt ‘16 and William Hemler ‘18 joined forces to form a one performance only band. Together they were called Moudry and the Chumps, and they performed Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”.

“Because it was our last time we wanted to all perform together,” explained Tawil. “We wanted to go out with a bang, and I think we accomplished that.”

Performing at the coffee house created many memories but so has watching other performances. Seeing fellow students showcase their talents created many memorable moments for students.

“One of my favorite things about coffee house was seeing how talented some of my classmates are,” said Sophia Horinek ‘16. “Some people are really good at music but you otherwise wouldn’t know, learning about some of these hidden talents was really fun.”

Overall, their last coffee house reminded seniors of how little time they have left at PA and just how far they’ve come. Many memories have accumulated over their careers at PA, and now many more will be made after high school. At his last coffee house, Tawil realized this and reflected on his time at PA.

“I’ve come a long way since freshmen year,” reflected Tawil. “We started from the bottom and now we’re here.”

As the school year comes to an end, so to does the high school careers of this year’s senior class. After four years in high school, coffee house created some of the most memorable and endearing memories for the seniors that performed or just watched.

Charles Kral is Editor-in-Chief of the PAW