Farewell SPHS 2018 Graduating Seniors!

It started with a lively entrance and ended with seniors covered in black and orange balloons falling from the ceiling.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena High seniors run across Diamond Avenue to take part in the Farewell Assembly inside the school’s gym.

It started with a lively entrance and ended with seniors covered in black and orange balloons falling from the ceiling.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Orange and black balloons cascade onto seniors during Wednesday’s Farewell Assembly at South Pasadena High.

In between, there was dancing, singing, a teacher giving up his hair, others retiring and, ultimately, the traditional balloon drop inside the school’s gymnasium.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Oh my, how fun is this? South Pasadena High seniors celebrate as they look forward to graduation day. It all took place at the Farewell Assembly.

The lively Farewell Assembly at South Pasadena High is a longtime tradition that gives seniors a time to reflect on their four years on campus as they prepare to make their exit for college, job opportunities, travel and more.

Jula Rosenbluh opened the assembly by singing the National Anthem before a dance troupe, “SNUZE,” showcased their talents and departing teachers Daniel Enright and Kim Kadlatz gave their final farewells.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena High Seniors came into the assembly on the shoulders of students.

To kick-start the senior’s final assembly, many came into the gymnasium riding on the shoulders of classmates as the school’s band turned up the beat as the drums were banged loudly.

Teacher Garrett Shorr for the second time in his career allowed others to cut off braided hair that will be turned over to a charitable organization.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Members of the Pep Squad joined the student body in singing the alma mater.

After serving the school year as commissioner of assemblies for 2017-18, Anders Keith handed over the role to an entertaining Flannery Clark, who kept the laughter going.

Following several more performances, it was time for the student-body to sing the school’s alma mater, and finally cut the cord on hundreds of black and orange balloons, which cascaded from the ceiling, sending the seniors into oblivion as they cheered and hugged saying goodbye to SPHS.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Teachers cut off hair from fellow instructor Garrett Shorr’s head. The hair will be donated to a charitable organization.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Teachers showed hair they cut from Garrett Shorr’s head during the Farewell Assembly. The hair will be donated to a charitable organization.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Riley Segal comes into the Farewell Assembly of the shoulders of a fellow senior.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena High Students were all smiles during the school’s annual Farewell Assembly on Wednesday.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena High students enjoyed the excitement of the Farewell Assembly as the school year nears the end.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Amanda Estevez performed on the keyboard during Wednesday’s Farewell Assembly at South Pasadena High.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | There are more than a dozen commissioners at South Pasadena High School. Outgoing commissioners introduced the 2018-19 commissions. The changing of the guard took place during Wednesday’s Farewell assembly.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Students had reason to celebrate at the conclusion of Wednesday’s Farewell Assembly at South Pasadena High School.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Members of “SNUZE” entertained the crowd at Wednesday’s Farewell Assembly at SPHS.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Oh what a feeling! Seniors at South Pasadena High celebrate during the annual Farewell Assembly.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Jula Rosenbluh sang the National Anthem during Wednesday’s Farewell Assembly at South Pasadena High School
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | A dance troupe entertained the crowd during Wednesday’s Farewell Assembly at South Pasadena High.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | It’s a tradition at South Pasadena High for counselors, above, to give books to deserving members of the junior class.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | New Commissioner of Assemblies Flannery Clark said hello to the huge crowd in attendance at South Pasadena High’s Farewell Assembly on Wednesday.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | Anders Keith opened the Farewell Assembly as the commissioner for assemblies before handing over the role to Flannery Clark, who will hold down the position during the 2018-19 school year.

 

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena High School band members played “Isn’t She Lovely.”
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | A banner hung inside South Pasadena High’s gymnasium, which says it all – Farewell to Class of 2018.

 

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