Appreciate the opportunity

Chronicle Staff

Let’s give a hand to Homecoming Formal and to the prefects and administration members who made it happen. This Saturday, Sept. 28, 10th, 11th and 12th graders will get to come together and celebrate in a way we haven’t as a school in three years — and that’s pretty great.

So let’s appreciate it by not blowing it. Learn from the mistakes of semiformals past and hold up our end of the deal. This is a chance to take individual responsibility. Messing up here could mean losing prom, seniors, and it will definitely mean losing anything like this in the future.

More importantly, though, it could mean losing the trust of the administrators who put themselves on the line for us, a pretty big price to pay for one out-of-control afterparty or drunken limo.

In the hustle and bustle of school life, we sometimes forget to enjoy the high school experience. We attend a college prep school, and it’s all too easy to lose the present while planning for the future. So have a (safe) fun Saturday, admire how different Taper Gym looks and try to score a dance with the Wolverine.