Last Wednesday, Pass Christian High School hosted its annual Senior Breakfast. School administrators say they take pride in organizing the event each year because it gives students the opportunity to say “Thank You” to their parents.
“Senior year is a year that is filled with mixed emotions,” said Superintendent Dr. Carla Evers. “Parents are both proud of the accomplishments that their children have made and, in some ways, coming to the realization that their children have grown up and are ready for what lies beyond the graduation stage.”
Students were given 2 tickets to invite their parents or guardians to the event.
The event kicked off with the Pledge of Allegiance which was led by senior Jacob McCoy.
It followed with a prayer. Students then personally served their parents and loved ones with breakfast before joining them at the table. A slideshow with music was presented in the background as the families ate, showcasing baby pictures of each student.
Several seniors read allowed thank-you letters they had written to their parents. Senior McKenzie Frederick sang a beautiful tribute by Whitney Houston just before Travon Frost, Montez Green, Justin Kidd and Nathaniel Stewart lip sang the classic song, “My Girl.” Each boy graciously left the stage to present his mother with a red rose.
One of the most heartwarming surprises toward the end of the boys’ performance to the popular tune was when one senior football star, Nathan Weatherly, scooped his mother up and wooed her on the dance floor.
“Just when I thought I couldn’t cry anymore,” mother Lori Weatherly said, “Nathan surprised me and asked me to dance to ‘My Girl.’ It was so sweet and so unexpected and such a beautiful moment for me to have with him! There were about 450 people in the room, but for 60 seconds, it was just us! I will never forget that moment!”
Lori said the faculty members at Pass High have always taken pride in what they do for not only for the students but their families: “They go above and beyond in all that they do at Pass High.”
Evers said that without the parents’ support, success within school would not come easy.
“I would like to thank the parents for entrusting us with the education of their children; it is a responsibility that we do not take lightly,” she said. “It has been an honor to educate the legendary Class of 2018. Onward to graduation and all that waits thereafter. I would be remiss if I did not thank the senior sponsors and administrative team for hosting an amazing event for our students and their parents.”