Soroptimist senior luncheon preps for graduation

Desi Peterson-Brown holds the microphone during her chance to introduce herself to the crowd attending the Soroptimist Senior Girls Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21. 

Lakeview High School’s senior class is set to graduate on Saturday, June 1. With only a few days before the girls of LHS walk across the stage, the annual Soroptimist Senior Girls Luncheon signaled in the end of the year and four years of schooling before heading to their respective post high school choice.

On Tuesday, May 21, the Elks Lodge opened its doors at 11:30 a.m. for a group of about 20 or so girls to enjoy lunch, conversation and familiar faces. 

In order to get the ball rolling, a sheet was passed out to the soon-to-be graduates with instructions on the direction of conversation to have with those attending the luncheon. The objective was to get each square signed by various Soroptimist members, senior girls or individuals they didn’t know. Only one signature could be placed in a square. 

After eating, Pres. Teresa Decker kicked off the event with introductions, a little background information about Soroprimist and a welcoming of those attending.

“We are just thrilled to see so many of you here,” said Decker with a smile. “I’m so excited for you.”

Afterwards, the microphone was passed around the room to each girl attending to announce their name, intended college, major, or career path and a fun fact about themselves to the crowd. 

After learning a little bit about the Class of 2019, former Class of 2002 LHS graduate Lauren Farmen Schnoor was the speaker for the event. 

Soroptimist is a service organization seeking to socially and economically empower and improve the lives of women and girls in the community. Throughout the year Soroptimist members are active in helping organize fundraising events and carrying out Soroptimist’s service programs. 

The luncheon wrapped up nearly two hours later, but the memories and experience for these senior girls will last a lifetime.

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