It was a bittersweet day for seniors at Southeast High School. As the more than 300 soon-to-be graduates gathered together during the Senior Breakfast, they reflected on their future, but also the past as the last class to finish in the current Southeast building. The new school at Pawnee and 127th St. East is scheduled to open in August.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to close out this school. There is a lot of history in these walls,” said senior Tanner Schartz. “I believe we did the school justice by representing the senior class well.”
“It’s crazy to think that this is the last time to walk these hallways,” said senior Ira Hines. “It’s an honor to be the last senior class here, but I know the other classes are excited to be in the new school.”
“I’ve met a lot of wonderful people here at Southeast and I’ve had awesome teachers and that’s what I’ll walk away with. We have that Southeast bond that won’t change,” Hines said.
“The seniors are humbled to be the last senior class here, but they are also excited for their friends to be in the new building,” said principal Lori Doyle.
“We will continue the traditions of Southeast to the new site, and we’ll also start new traditions and create new memories,” she said.
The current Southeast building will become the WPS Administrative Center.