Celebrating a ‘culmination year’

High school hosts back-to-school breakfast for seniors

Special to The Sun: Moorestown High School students gather in the parking lot adjacent to the tennis courts for the Class of 2023’s senior breakfast.

The Moorestown Home and School Association hosted the Class of 2023 senior back-to-school breakfast at the high school on Sept. 9.

“It’s the first Friday of the school year and all of the kids are already going to school, so we might get more attendance and let’s start the new year strong,” said Zohreh Vojdani, co-chair of the breakfast.

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Erin Spinello, Moorestown High School Home and School chair, and Juliana Chakrabarti, co-chair of the breakfast, are excited for the seniors.

“I’m looking forward just to having the kids get together and welcoming them into their senior year, and kicking it off with something fun for them to do and to celebrate starting now through the rest of the year,” Chakrabarti said.

“ … Most of them have been together since fourth grade, so this is really a culmination year for them, and it’s really exciting,” Spinello noted. “It’s great that (Juliana) and Zohreh stepped up to do this committee for the seniors, especially just for the senior class.”

“It’s just a great way to kick off their senior year together.”

According to moorestownhsa.org, the Moorestown Home and School Association’s mission “is to encourage and facilitate a cooperative spirit among parents, staff, administrators, students and the Moorestown community, in order to support, strengthen and enrich the educational experiences of students in the district.”

Special to The Sun: Parent volunteers pose with colorful signs they made for the senior breakfast.

Vojdani explained that the senior breakfast is an event that will continue beyond this year.

“ … (Juliana) and I really thought through this (to) establish something which can be used for the future years,” she said. “ … Hopefully in the future years, there is a baseline for other senior classes, so we decided to do it certain ways (to have it) get started strong.”

Spinello shared what’s in store for seniors.

“ … At the end of the year with graduation, there are a lot of events that focus on the senior class,” she said. “There’s actually another senior breakfast, there’s a class picnic – it’s like a barbeque – and those are both held at the high school, as well as a recognition night, which is a big event that the school puts on.”

All breakfast items were donated and a food truck from Dan’s Waffles was on hand at the event sight, along with a DJ.

“ … We want to thank our volunteers,” Vojdani said, “because without their help – any kind of volunteers, monetary donations or in-person, for their time and everything – it’s a team (effort).”

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