Runnels | Independent School, Baton Rouge


Seniors Greet School Year with Sunrise Program


The school year began literally at the crack of dawn for the senior class at Runnels High School. Arriving on campus by 6:30 a.m. to take part in “Senior Sunrise,” the students assembled to watch the sun come up together on the first day of their final year of high school.  In May, they’ll gather on the baseball field for a “Senior Sunset” program to mark the last day of their high school careers.
Joining the seniors for this second annual “Senior Sunrise” were Assistant Head of School and Junior and Senior High Principal Conchetta Foshee, Vice Principal Rita Haik, and Assistant Principals Pamela Babcock and Dana Schlotterer.
“'Senior Sunrise’ is becoming a valuable tradition at our school,” said Mrs. Schlotterer. “It’s the first thing the seniors do as a unit so it helps bring them closer together as a class. It also builds school spirit.”
In addition to greeting the dawn and reconnecting with classmates, the festivities included a picnic style breakfast of burritos, muffins, and fruit provided by the senior class sponsors, Christine Pousson and Amy Taliaferro. Seniors also enjoyed taking commemorative photos with beachy props, sidewalk writing, and a game or two of bean bag toss.
Nearly the entire senior class of 50 was able to attend the event.