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News From the Students, For the Students

The Griffin Gazette

When the clock struck 9 p.m., students gathered as the prom king and queen were announced: Jacob Moreo and Beth Siersma!
The end of an era: Prom 2024
Olivia Cooks, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

LOS ALAMITOS, CA -- Los Alamitos High School hosted its 2024 junior and senior prom at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center...

 Its time for the class of 2024 to enter their adulthood and close the chapter to their high school career.  Seniors are finishing up their end of the year strong with all of their favorite activities and spending time with their friends.
Seniors' thoughts on the end of the school year
Layla Martinez, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

LOS ALAMITOS CA -- As the school year of 2024 wraps up, seniors are having mixed feelings about whether or not they are looking forward to graduation...

A group of graduates throw their cap in the air, celebrating the completion of an important milestone.
How to be photo-ready for graduation
Nandi Smith, Editor • May 20, 2024

LOS ALAMITOS, CA – Graduation for the Los Alamitos High School class of 2024 is fast-approaching. The special event is Tuesday, June 4 at Dignity...

End-of-the-year senior activities

The class of 2024 gets ready to finish off this school year by building some fun memories together
Courtesy of Isabella Steinberg
Seniors participating in the Powder Puff games, another event that seniors enjoyed last Friday. Senior events are an amazing way to bring the graduating class together at the end of the school year.

LOS ALAMITOS CA — Senioritis is kicking in, and as the motivation to accomplish tasks has been slipping away, the Los Alamitos High School class of 2024 has been awaiting the arrival of the end of their high school career to open the doors of adulthood. Along with graduation, there are many different events in store for seniors in the next few weeks. 


Prom is the night that everyone waits for in high school. Senior girls have most likely been planning their outfits out for months, and some guys too (although maybe in secret). What is a better way to end off the school year than dressing up, taking photos with your friends to post on your social media, and dancing the night away? Prom will be on Saturday, May 18, at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center with the theme of “La La Land.” The dance starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.

“I wasn’t planning on going at first, but I’m looking forward to the dancing,” said Ezekiel, a senior at Los Al.         

Most students who are now going to prom previously didn’t want to go, but at the end of the day it’s the senior prom, so we might as well go and have a fun time.

Senior banners

Senior banners are a perfect way to display seniors’ on-campus achievements and where they are planning to go to college after high school. Students get to walk around campus and see huge posters filled from top to bottom with seniors who want to show off the college of their choice to their friends and underclassmen. Senior banners are a good way to know if you’re going to the same college as another Griffin and to get informed on your peers’ decisions.

Senior awards night/Baccalaureate   

Senior awards night is an event for selected seniors chosen by the school’s counseling team. Seniors who have been invited have been mailed an invitation by Los Al staff wanting to recognize their academic achievements throughout their years here. Senior awards night will be hosted at the PAC on May 23 at 6 p.m. Baccalaureate is another distribution of senior awards. This night is available for all families to attend. Not every single senior will be guaranteed an award, but it is still a fun event to see who is winning certain recognitions. Baccalaureate will be hosted at the John Barnes Field on campus on May 31 at 6:30 p.m. 

Senior parade

The senior parade is a tradition that some seniors may not be aware of, but it is an exciting opportunity for seniors to say goodbye to high school. Seniors will sign up to drive through the Shops at Rossmoor and stick their heads out their windows and wave. Some announce and hold up the flags of the colleges they will be attending.

Elementary school visits

Elementary school visits are one of the most heart warming senior events that take place toward the end of the school year. Seniors go back to the elementary school they attended and walk around in their cap and gowns displaying their path on their way to adulthood. Seniors are able to visit their teachers and see any siblings enrolled at that elementary school. 

Grad Nite

Grad Nite is one of the events that every senior looks forward to the most: spending a night with all of their friends at Disneyland. Seniors will be able to stay out late at night, ride all of their favorite rides, and go back and forth between parks with all of their friends on this magical last adventure. 

“I’m excited to get to see everyone for the last time, be able to be at Disney at such a late hour, and also to go back and forth to both theme parks. I can’t wait to try some new rides they made there, especially going on the ‘Cars’ ride,” said Savannah Burke, a senior at Los Al. 

Grad Nite will be hours of exciting memories and tons of smiles on seniors’ faces. The seniors who are going have nothing but positive things to say.

Seniors, it’s time to focus in on your assignments and grades to make sure you will be able to participate in all of these exciting activities, and don’t forget to sign up and fill out your permission slips!

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Layla Martinez is a senior at Los Alamitos High School and is a staff writer for the Griffin Gazette. Layla enjoys going to record stores and thrifting in her free time. Layla is passionate about writing reviews and covering different pop culture topics and hopes to challenge her writing abilities this year.  

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