Class of 2022 partakes in annual Senior Sunrise tradition


Alysa Suleiman

Anishka Raina (12) takes a selfie with her friends on Davis Field. Senior Sunrise began at 6 a.m. on Monday on Davis Field.

by Irene Yuan, Co-Managing Editor

The Class of 2022 convened on Davis Field at 6 a.m. Monday morning to participate in the annual senior tradition of watching the sunrise together on the first day of classes. The senior council worked with the senior class deans, Director of Alumni Relations Kristina Alaniz and upper school English teacher Christopher Hurshman, to provide doughnuts and hot chocolate to the class.

Several seniors sported the Harker pajama pants that were distributed at the June 2020 pickup day, and many brought blankets to sit on. After taking a photo together as a class, the seniors dispersed: some left campus while others stayed on the field to hang out or play sports.

“I felt really nostalgic,” Simone Merani (12) said. “I thought back to freshman and sophomore year when we used to be all together, and it just felt like no time had passed.”

“I think [Senior Sunrise] will become one of my favorite memories,” Ishaan Mantripagada (12) said. “We kind of toasted to a new beginning.”