Indiana Area Senior High School

By ETHAN BLACK – As the month of October dwindled down to its last infamous  and sacred day, Indiana seniors were treated with the annual “Senior Dress Up Day.” From Buzz and Woody, Magnum P.I., or Jake from State Farm, this year’s seniors didn’t waste their ideas this year.

Dress up day was held on October 27th and 30th, since the district is continuing with the hybrid learning model. To make this event possible, the Senior Class Representatives, along with Mrs. Sexton, released a set of rules for this year’s group to follow. The most important and concurrent rule at this point, the mandate of wearing a mask, was on full display and did not disrupt these seniors’ ideas.

If you thought you saw Mr. Schreyer twice last week, it turns out that you did. With a name tag and bald cap included, senior Ethan Shearer decided to dress as one of his favorite IHS teachers, business and computer teacher Mr. Schreyer. “Mr. Schreyer is my inspiration and I decided to dress up like him.” 

“I just wanted to dress up for our senior year,” said senior Hope Byers. “And I had the costume to do it.” Byers went full “Addams Family” and dressed as Wednesday Adams.

The year 2020 can feel like an apocalyptic movie so far, with the COVID-19 outbreak seizing a grip everywhere. Some students still enjoy the festivities that Halloween night entails, while some have lost a small touch on what used to go down.

“I am not any less excited for Halloween as any year,” regarded senior Anakin Leydic. “Since I am getting older I won’t be participating in Halloween. I believe some younger kids will be discouraged by the pandemic, but we all have to do our part and we all have given up something.” 

2020 has brought many hardships like canceled sports seasons, political hysteria, and a school year like no other. Yet, as a school, IHS is finding many ways to keep its students engaged and hopeful, and the recent “Senior Dress Up Day” is a great example of doing so.

[Photos by Teagan Merriman and Ethan Black]

Photo Caption: “Multiple IHS seniors were decked out for Senior Dress Up Day.”

Ethan Black


Ethan is a senior and a first-year reporter for the High Arrow. He enjoys selling clothes and is a part of Key Club and Leadership. He is excited to begin writing for the school and his fellow colleagues.