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Monday After Prom Means Senior Skip Day

From left to right, Nicole Cappelli, Kiley Stampp, Skylar Chung, Ireland Starziski, Maylan Hardisty, and Samantha Duncan all pose together before heading to their senior prom night. The Monday after prom is the traditional date for senior skip day. (Courtesy of Maylan Hardisty)

WOODBURY — Senior skip day has been a tradition for the senior class for a long time.

Juliann Noyd, a senior at NHS, is happy about the experience she could share with her graduating class.

“I think we’re all gonna go to the beach and get dinner as a class and stuff after,” says Noyd. “I’m also super excited to just get to sleep in.”

The class of 2024’s skip day was June 3, the traditional Monday after prom, when many seniors went to the beach and got dinner one last time for their last few weeks of high school.

Layla Coppola, a senior, thinks senior skip day is a beneficial day for all seniors.

“Senior skip day is a great way to reward yourself for completing your last year of high school,” says Coppola. “It’s a way to hang out with your friends outside of school before all heading off to college.”

Senior Sara Norton thinks that it’s a way to enjoy the remaining time seniors have with each other.

“No one wants to be here [in school],” says Norton. “Everyone wants to go hang out with each other because this is our last year and we’re all going to college, so we want to go and celebrate.”

Noyd thinks every senior should participate.

“I feel like it’s our last thing together as a grade so everyone should come,” says Noyd. “It’s a nice little act of rebellion for people who haven’t really ever done anything like that or have never really skipped. It’s just nice to do something all together one last time.”

Coppola wants her fellow class to have fun in their last year and have a good last year experience, which means attending senior skip day.

“I know a lot of seniors that have had difficulty taking a day off for senior skip day as they get closer to the max limit of absences,” says Coppola, “and it takes the fun out of senior year for those who can’t skip just because they have the met limit of absences. Even if the seniors have too many, they should still be able to participate in a senior tradition.”

About the Contributor
Deme Jones '26
Deme Jones '26, Reporter
Deme Jones is a sophomore at Nonnewaug High School who writes for the NHS Chief Advocate. This is her first year as a writer for Chief Advocate, and she hopes for a great year filled with many well-written pieces. Demetra enjoys her sports - lacrosse and field hockey -- and hopes to play in the future.
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