On Friday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., Form 6 students gathered in front of Alumni Hall for a senior breakfast. Tables filled with an assortment of muffins, bagels, doughnuts, yogurt, and fruit lined the periphery of the senior green as the Class of 2022 rushed from their first-period classes to get their fill.
The idea for the senior breakfast arose when senior class president Sam Krugman and senior class vice president Allie Wildstein agreed that a fun event for the seniors should be organized in order to kick off the school. “We just wanted to see all the seniors come together and start the school year off right,” Allie said.
Planning for the breakfast included frequent Zoom meetings with Form 6 Dean David Hild, Sam, and Allie. These Zoom meetings allowed for the student organizers of the breakfast to coordinate with the parents of seniors who graciously helped out by bringing in a vast array of food. “The sheer amount of food that parents and other people brought in was really, really nice,” senior Stella Risinger said. In fact, there was so much food provided that there was still some leftover by the time the students had to head off to their next class!
The senior breakfast was important for many members of the Class of 2022, considering the lack of school-sponsored events last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was kind of just like a beginning of the year little celebration for us,” Stella said. “After last year, it was nice that we got to do something special together.”
Allie feels that, overall, the breakfast was a big success. “It gave people time to hang out and socialize, especially since I know that the first few days back at school can be super busy,” Allie said. She hopes that with help from Sam, Mr. Hild, parents, and the rest of the KO community, more fun events can be held for the seniors as the year progresses in order to make their final year at KO the best it can be.