Senior Week: Virtual and Vivacious
A greatly anticipated tradition, Senior Week at Burke begins with senior project presentations and concludes with a spirited and heartfelt "send-off" for our 12th graders on the Friday before Graduation weekend. Pivoting quickly and energetically, the Burke faculty ensured that this tradition could live on for the Class of 2020 – even from a distance.
The week kicked off with a "senior brunch," thanks to an online cooking (or rather, "cook along") class with City Cooking West End. Additional morning events included final advisory meetings and an Academic Awards ceremony.
On Tuesday through Thursday morning, students could choose among several Senior Project Explorations: virtual discussions and workshops with guest speakers, tying into common themes from their planned Senior Projects.
Afternoon were more casual, with two activity blocks each day, ranging from "Fun Food Science" with Bob K. (Chemistry), Hip Hop History with Ryan L. (History), Speed Drawing with Chary A. (Math), and even virtual Karaoke with Damian J. (Head of School).
On Friday, seniors and faculty gathered on Google Meet to share memories, anecdotes, and thank-yous from their years at Burke – a virtual send-off that ultimately lasted nearly three hours.