Indiana Area Senior High School

By ETHAN BLACK – As the month of May dwindles down to the hotter and more relaxing days of summer, seniors are beginning to prepare for the annual (yet very different) events of their final year at IHS. 

Tickets are being punched, buses are being ordered, and plans are being put into effect. Senior class President Hasan Ali has been hard at work organizing and overseeing the plans for this year’s Baccalaureate, senior class trip, and graduation.

“This year, graduation will be very similar to past years,” stated Ali. “We plan on holding graduation at the KCAC on June 4, but social distancing and mask guidelines will be permitted while in attendance.”

For seniors and their families, four guests per senior will be invited to this year’s graduation. In relation to the senior class, the annual senior class trip is still on for June 2nd, according to senior class treasurer Jason Zheng.

“After many months of confusion and planning,” voiced Zheng, “the senior class will be going to Hershey Park on June 2 for the class trip.”

The class trip committee originally planned for Cedar Point in Ohio, as per a class vote, but out-of-state travel became a large issue the committee could not find a solution for.

“We still plan on having a large class dinner, a day filled with rides, and even a water park,” noted Zheng. “I am super excited to be with my friends for a change and enjoy the time we have left together.”

Senior Caroline Bianco is getting geared up for both of these large class events and is having trouble picking which event she is most excited about.

“It is so hard to choose a favorite,” expressed Bianco, “so maybe the class trip. But I know that seeing my friends together will be the best part about it, especially it being one of the last times we are together.”

As the picture boards begin to be designed, the kindergarten and senior class photos posted upon them show us just how small and inexperienced we once were, like plants. But at the same time, it signifies how close as a class we have all become and where our roots began, spread out amongst the garden of Indiana.

[Photo by Shagufta Haque]

Photo Caption: “Senior Ethan Black throws up a peace sign after finishing a senior portrait board with a classmate.”

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.