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Photos: Swampscott High Senior Welcome Tunnel

These photos are from parent Jeffrey Rubin. Thanks Jeffrey. Feel free to add your own pictures.

 

The Class of 2013 celebrated the first day of their last year of today, Friday, Sept. 7, with their annual.

At the school's entrance, seniors formed a single line and got loud as students from the other high school grades, teachers and administrators paraded by the senior class.

Principal Layne Millington said he "was very pleased with the comportment and demeanor of the seniors once they arrived at the high school; the class of 2013 is wonderful group of students."

He also said he "has some concerns about student safety in terms of the drive to school that need to be examined more fully."

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Smokey September 07, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Officer Cheevers caused a accident in the parade by driving with broken brake lights and slamming on the breaks
John B Goode September 08, 2012 at 02:10 AM
How did you get "brake lights" correct but then write "slamming on the breaks" and caused "a accident"? Looks like we better cancel a few teacher enrichment days so they can spend some time with the students. I agree officer Cheevers should know better than to drive a defective vehicle.
Betty Holmes September 08, 2012 at 02:07 PM
The "Tunnel" is just organized bullying. Then the first assembly the high school students must attend is about bullying. Time to cease the "tradition" of the tunnel.
SHSSenior September 08, 2012 at 03:09 PM
The tunnel is an event that every kid gets excited for. It was completely optional for kids to walk through it considering every door to the cafeteria was open. Getting kids excited for the first day of school is a good thing, not bad. As a senior, I know how much the tunnel means. It is the beginning of the end of an important time in our lives. Everyone needs to stop complaining and let the students who have worked so hard each year have a celebration. LIGHTEN UP!
Sandie Bock September 08, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I agree with SHS Senior and people need to lighten up about the tunnel as long as their are other ways of entering for those who chose not to go through the tunnel. What is the big deal, Senior year of high school may be the last year these kids are on the parents dole, some will go on to college whether they should or not but some are going to have to go out to the cruel world of WORK and so the tunnel is NOTHING compared to getting up and working and having a boss tell them they are a piece of ---- and worthless etc. LIFE IS TOUGH so a little tunnel won't hurt them. MORE important is why did the Swampscott police allow these kids to hange out windows of the cars and roofs of the cars, normally it would be an offense.
Bridget Russo September 08, 2012 at 03:47 PM
My kids were psyched about the first day of school. One went through and one didn't. No biggie. I loved seeing the seniors all pumped up for school. Normally kids are dreading it but in our town they exude energy because of it. Good luck to the class of 2013!!!!
Restless September 08, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I do not mean to be a party pooper but I do not see how driving down Stetson Ave at high speed hanging out the windows of cars is safe. Who gets blamed and sued if someone, god forbid, gets hurt or killed? There must be safer ways to celebrate the last year of High School?
Whisky September 08, 2012 at 08:49 PM
My child started 9th grade this year and went through the tunnel. After much anxiety leading up to it, realized that it is just a loud, fun, non scary rite of passage. As for the driving hanging out the window, not the brightest thing, but must every bit of risk be wrung out of everything? Although there is the very real risk that some lawyers will get rich off of it.
AmyO September 09, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I was happy to see two police cruisers arrive at the senior breakfast across from me. They brought and understanding of excitement and safety. The kids were excited and rowdy and safer. A definite difference from the last year or so. If managed properly by adults, leave this tradition be. As for safety in cars, just stop it. They were in a motorcade. It was a morning of fun.

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