SCHS Seniors Earn Some Special Parking Privileges

By Jacob McKenzie
Times-Junction staff writer

Like Joseph's coat in the Bible, the parking lot at South Central High school in Greenwich, is starting to look very colorful.
According to Tom Hellickson, principal at the high school, this was the result of some brainstorming by the senior class moms. Some research showed more funds were needed for the senior class trip and other senior activites planned for the school year.
The idea the moms came up with was, they felt, simple, creative and fun.
Buy a parking lot spot for the year for a small nominal fee and paint it with a design that was created by the student, Hellickson noted. The fee was used to cover the cost associated with the project, such as the paint and painting supplies, and the remainder of the fees went into the senior fund.
Once the senior project was approved by Jeff Deeble, buildings, grounds and transportation director, the students were ready to start. What began as a senior project quickly turned into a community event said Hellickson, with many members of the community, either stopping by to help or stopping to see the artwork.
The newly designed spots are reserved and have taken on a new name, "Senior Row," according to Hellickson. A new tradition has been started at South Central that will be fun for the next class.


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