Senior handprint tradition continues for Class of 2021

Despite the unprecedented nature of the past year, Conant was able to maintain the senior handprint tradition. The Class of 2021 was able to come into the atrium and put down their handprints. The Crier captured the highlights of the event and talked to some attending seniors about their year. 


Crier: What were your thoughts on the senior handprint event?

“I really enjoyed the event. It was nice to see some of my friends and teachers again in person after almost a year. The energy was really high in the room, and it really did feel like a senior event. The only thing I wish was different was that it was longer or if more teachers came to say hello. I know they had to filter us out pretty quickly because they had to fit everyone in, but you could feel the rush of it all. I feel like they did the best that they could given the circumstances, maybe just more teachers in the room to say hi to us.” –Mia Grimaldi, ‘21

“I enjoyed it! I was reluctant at first to attend it, as my friends and I thought it wasn’t worth it as it wasn’t the normal ‘traditional’ senior handprint, but it was better than nothing, honestly. I think people signed up ASAP when they heard their favorite teachers were chaperoning the event.” –Eddie Camacho, ‘21

Crier: Is there any way that being remote/hybrid has made your senior year better than you expected?

“I have been remote all year, which clearly doesn’t sound like an ideal way to spend my senior year, but staying online has made my year better than expected because it has allowed me to prioritize my health over schoolwork. Being online felt a bit more relaxing since we had more resources to use when doing work, so it was nice to focus on bettering myself and doing more self care activities, rather than stressing over assignments.” Shubhangi Snhea, ‘21

Crier: What is your favorite memory from this year?

“My favorite memory of this year was probably the first day of school. Everything was so new and it was fun meeting our new teachers. We had a lot of hopes for the new year.” -Mia Grimaldi, ‘21

“My favorite memory is my interning period. Getting to intern during Freshman Band makes my day brighter. The energetic students in the class and online are always a wonderful sight to see.” -Eddie Camacho, ‘21

Crier: What is one thing you have learned from this year?

“One thing I have taken away from this year is to be more grateful for small things that happen in life. Nobody knows when large events can happen, whether it’s within a day, a week, or a year, so it’s crucial to understand that you have to make the most out of your day. Anything can happen that can change our lives within seconds, making it important to know that each day is not guaranteed.” -Shubhangi Snhea, ‘21'

Dana Khatib

Dana Khatib is a senior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier Staff and in Conant. She is also part of Debate Team, soccer and NHS. Outside of school, she enjoys biking, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

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