HWPA holds third senior appreciation event


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Daniela Quintero ’22 smiles while holding a burrito from Poquito Mas, complimentary of the HWPA.

Iona Lee

The Harvard-Westlake Parent’s Association (HWPA) offered free mini burritos from Poquito Mas to seniors in honor of the third Senior Appreciation Day on Dec. 2.

The first Senior Appreciation Event celebrated the seniors by passing out senior sweatshirts and poke bowls Sept. 9. The second event supported the seniors by handing out more senior sweatshirts and donuts Oct. 26.

Daniela Quintero ’22 said she is thankful for the parents who organized the event and feels acknowledged as a senior.

“Burritos are personally a top ten food, so they really made my day,” Quintero said. “I am so grateful for the parents who put on the Senior Appreciation Event. It feels nice to be recognized as a senior.”

Kate Weng ’22 said she is happy to know that seniors are continuously being supported and rewarded for their hard work through the college application season which has proven stressful for many people.

“I still think it’s really sweet that the parents put together appreciation events for the seniors, especially during the fall quarter, because this time is so hectic because of college applications and everything,” Weng said. “I think it’s a really nice reminder that there are people thinking about and rooting for us. Getting little rewards just for getting through this rough patch is something I think everyone appreciates, even if they’re not fully aware of it.”

Grady Ramberg ’24 said he likes the idea of honoring the seniors and looks forward to enjoying the perks of being a senior someday.

“It’s really nice how the parents give thanks to the seniors, and I think [the burritos] were a nice thing to have for them,” said Ramberg. “I am excited to have Senior Appreciation Days when I’m in twelfth grade.”