To the Class of 2024, the senior rock is more than just “blue.”

On Tuesday, October 17, they spent an afternoon full of laughter, creativity, and memories personalizing it – a tradition that goes back several classes before them. 

Julia Holton, ’24, signs her name on the senior rock.

In order to efficiently paint the rock, the senior House Council took it upon themselves to design it ahead of time. Senior House Captain, Kiernan Albertini, ‘24, explains, “Most of us had different opinions, so it took us a while to find one that we ultimately all liked and felt represented the Class of ‘24 well.” 

Once the design was decided upon, Albertini, her Co-House Captain, Trey Albertini, ‘24, and House Council member, Jackson Day, ‘24, prepped it for the rest of the senior class. On Sunday, October 15, the three covered up the old design and painted the rock blue with white paw prints. According to Day, this process took them seven hours.

However, their hard work did not go unappreciated. As senior Miles Mueller, ‘24, explains, “Having the rock pre-painted made decorating it as a class so much easier, and I think we are all really grateful for the hard work Kiernan, Trey, and Jackson put in.”

Miles Muller, ’24, Nick Gerlach, ’24, and Tomas Palomarez, ’24, pose with the senior rock.

The Class of 2024 was able to personalize the rock that Tuesday by signing their names on the paw prints, while also enjoying making s’mores and eating pizza together. “I think it was a success,” said Trey Albertini. “This was something we had been looking forward to as a grade, and I think we’re all happy that we actually got it done and that it looks good.” 

As Day emphasized, “The senior rock is more than just blue because it represents our class as a whole, and the memories we made personalizing it…it is something to be proud of and remember for years to come.”