Students volunteer to make a senior citizen's day

Alexandra Testa

On March 15, Student Government Association hosted the annual Senior Citizen Day at SPFHS. The event was held in the multipurpose room and the entire gym was decorated in Easter scenery. With help from Student Council and many student volunteers, the gym was covered in blue and pink pastels and Easter eggs filled with candy and balloons decorated the tables.
The main purpose of the event is to honor and make the senior citizens of Scotch Plains and Fanwood feel comfortable and welcomed at the high school. With performances and guess-that-song games from the Jazz Band, a delightful preview of SPF’s musical: “Once Upon A Mattress,” a spirited performance from the cheerleaders and an intense bingo game, the seniors were very entertained and pleased with the event. The seniors also enjoyed individual performances from “Poetry Out Loud” winner, Cheyenne Jones, and a dance solo.
“I think the event was very well run and an excellent opportunity for the younger generation to interact with the older generation.” SGA officer Caitlin Bourke said.
The day concluded with an Italian style lunch and stand-up comedy from senior Bradley Chernoff.
All in all, the event was very successful and students left feeling satisfied with the time they spent with the senior citizens, helping and conversing with them and  ensuring they had a great time.