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Senior Creativity Shines

Brian Murray
Rye Tanaka’s parking spot.

   The inaugural seniors received one of many big tastes of upperclassmen privileges over the summer.

   The $75 payment for an individualized parking place went to the senior class funds. Students took the opportunity to showcase their individuality by purchasing a parking spot and painting it, a tradition reserved for many seniors nationwide.

   “I chose Eeyore for my parking spot because I find the character very relatable, and I wanted to have a little bit of my personality on it,” senior Andy Jaramillo said.

   With 36 seniors, a total of 20 spots were sold.

   “It’s more interesting here than bigger schools because our class is so small,” senior Rye Tanaka said. “It’s people we’re all familiar with doing these things together.”

   But the work isn’t done yet. One spot is still not sold, others are incomplete, and some seniors are looking to make upgrades.

   “I would edit mine,” Tanaka said. “I want to add a black outline to my drawing. It’s white, so it really blends in with the concrete right now.”

   According to Principal Mrs. Wiley, despite the fact that the official due date for painting has passed, working on parking spots is still possible. The campus will be closed on weekends, but on days with certain clubs or organizations staying late, students can add to their work.

   “The seniors’ willingness to put in effort and come in early or stay late really made this fundraiser work,” Senior Class Treasurer Natalie Adkins said.

   The money made from this event will finance upcoming senior traditions and has raised the seniors’ funds to $4,766.92.

   For additional information regarding purchasing a parking spot and times to work on them, contact Wiley.

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Brian Murray
Brian Murray, Editor in Chief
Editor in chief Brian Murray is a senior and a local music enthusiast for Hill Country. When he gets the chance, he loves to throw his money at the latest vinyl or CD that catches his eye. Brian hopes the newspaper becomes something people are anticipating and actually want to read. As the editor of The Wingspan, he wants to lead a productive group of writers and help the publication process go smoothly.
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