Seniors celebrate under the stars

By Jessica Jaimon and Desmari Miller


Source by Anna Detke

Students enjoy the party, singing and dancing in the courtyard.


After nearly two years of virtual and limited Class of 2022 events, this school year began with Senior Sunset. The gathering enabled many students to see their friends and peers. Although the event was planned last minute, everything worked out. There was some controversy about whether to have sunset or sunrise because most schools have senior sunrise, but NHP traditionally has a senior sunset.


“It went better than I expected. I personally wanted the sunrise, but because of tradition, the officers and I settled on a sunset. Since this is not a school affiliated event, it was up to the officers to finalize the details. In my opinion, I thought the sunset turned out pretty well, even though we didn’t really have a sunset to look at,” said Class of 2022 Vice President Tiffany Wong.


The evening started off with salutations between classmates who have not seen each other in a long time. People were taking pictures and enjoying the overall experience. Although the sun did not cooperate, most of the class made an appearance. Overall, the sunset was a success and most seniors appreciated having a proper class event for the first time in nearly two years.


“We are excited and enthusiastic for this year with all the traditions that come with being senior Gladiators! We can’t wait to celebrate this milestone year. It is more important than ever to come together as a community to enjoy these moments and make lasting memories,” said senior class advisers ​​Ms. Mulé and Ms. Bacci.


Starry Night, a new event at NHP, was an opportunity for seniors to get together and celebrate while dancing under the stars. This Class of 2022 event was arranged as an alternative to the previously canceled Junior Prom.



Source by Anna Detke

Seniors pose for the camera in their stylish outfits.


“I am super excited for the Starry Night event. I think the theme is super cool, and above everything else, I’m super excited to spend time with my fellow classmates,” said senior Ethan Pineda.


“It is more important than ever to come together as a community to enjoy these moments and make lasting memories...”

“We have been planning this dance since the first week of September. With multiple in-person meetings and several emails back and forth, our advisers Ms. Bacci and Ms. Mulé, Ms. Vosswinkel-Blum, Dr. Faccio, and the officers have been working hard to make this event the best we can for the class,” said Wong.


Although there was a fear that Starry Night might have been canceled due to a low number of ticket sales, the senior class ultimately bought enough tickets to cover the price for the event. The event was postponed until October 23 due to poor weather conditions on October 16. The 150 seniors who attended had a chance to dress up and have a fun time with their friends.