The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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Later this morning for the annual Walk Back in Time, the Class of 2024 will board buses at NASH and be dropped off at their former elementary schools.
Maddy Arluna

As the school year comes to a close and graduation approaches, seniors are seizing the opportunity this morning to take a trip down memory lane. The Walk Back in Time Day allows seniors to visit the elementary schools they attended and catch up with old teachers.

“Walk back in time is an opportunity for seniors at NASH to revisit their elementary schools and for the elementary school teachers to see their former students,” Student Council sponsor Mr. Karolski said. W”e have a sentimental day where students can look back at their elementary yearbooks, write thank you notes and enjoy breakfast. Juniors will be in classes for about half of the day and for the rest of the day will receive important college information and participate in fun activities in the afternoon.” 

Seniors will go to their respective elementary schools for about half the day and then come back to fun activities. 

When seniors return to NASH, they will have the opportunity to have fun with a teacher dunk tank, an inflatable obstacle course, jousting, a real-life hungry hippo’s game, a bounce house and more all on the field behind NASH,” Karolski added. 

The Walk Back in Time is a fairly new idea, having been presented to the administration by the principal of Peebles Elementary School several years ago. 

Mrs. Bjalobok brought the idea to our district’s leadership during the 2021-22 school year,” Karolski said. “She wanted an opportunity to give the elementary schools a chance to see their students so near to graduation.” 

Seniors are excited for a nostalgic experience, but some cannot help but point out one thing that may change their perspective on the day.

“Although I can’t wait to take one good look back on my childhood, I think it might be weird meeting teachers I have never seen before,” NASH senior Brady Mensch said. “A lot of my elementary school teachers have since retired, and I don’t think the experience will be completely representative of what it was like back then.”

Nevertheless, it’s hard for seniors to contain their excitement over getting a morning off from school and receiving VIP treatment from their former elementary schools.

“I still see some of my elementary school teachers when they come to Adzema Pharmacy, where I work,” said senior Chuck Baker, who attended McKnight. “I’m excited to see them at school, and I’m excited to see all of the renovations since my time there.”

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Thomas Thirkell
Thomas Thirkell, Staff Writer
Thomas Thirkell is a senior at NASH who loves watching college football and playing chess.

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