By Annie Watson
We know how it works. You take whichever letters look most like the last two numbers of the graduation year. You choose a meaningful word or phrase that incorporates that letter pairing. Dream B16, Olympia17s, Good V18ES, B19 Moves. “But what’s next?”, you may have asked. 1 d0n’7 kn0w, 8u7 1 h4v3 50m3 5u9935710n5…
The closest letters to 20 are “ZO”, so the class is slightly disadvantaged by the rarity of the letter Z, but I think we’ve still got some winners. Here, first, are the honorable mentions:
- “AMA20N PRIME TWO-DAY SHIPPING”
- “GARBAN20 BEANS”
- “HORI20N CHRISTIAN”
- “20OLANDER (2001)”
Though these stellar ideas seem too good to be stuck on an honorable mentions list, useable senior theme options must be “relevant”, “meaningful”, and “not the name of a different high school”. To remedy this, I’ve paired each viable option with the OES Essential Competency it best represents.
|Theme Idea||Essential Competency||Notes|
|“BEN20FURAN”||I nurture my imagination.||A fun alternative to throwing candy at the senior entrance, and no more uveitis from flying lollipop sticks 👍|
|“KA20O KID TRAP REMIX”||I develop my understanding of the sacred.||I think it’s safe to say this contemporary hymn has brought us all closer to God.|
|“TRAPE20IDS”||I master the disciplines and skills of learning.||I don’t know about you, but I, personally, would have no idea what a trapezoid was if it weren’t for OES first grade teacher, Doug Whitmore.|
|“TED CRUZ IS THE 20DIAC KILLER”||I think critically.||Caldwell, Don, and Matt Schimkowitz. “Ted Cruz Zodiac Killer.” Know Your Meme, Literally Media Ltd., 2016, https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ted-cruz-zodiac-killer.|
|THE M9A1 ROCKET LAUNCHER “BA20OKA”||I adapt to a changing world.||Here at OES, we value safety, and use whatever means possible to get to PE.|
Leave a comment if you’ve got a 2020 senior theme idea or advocate one of the above!
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