OR senior class celebrates start of last year with picnic, class photo

Oct 1, 2021

ORR High School’s senior class got a day off to enjoy the sunshine on Oct. 1 as the school held its annual Senior Picture Day Picnic at Ned’s Point.

Students took pictures of each other in front of the lighthouse, enjoyed a spread of snacks and finger foods, and played games like volleyball, spikeball, and football.

They also gathered for a group photo, standing in the shape of a “22” to signify their graduation year. A Marion Fire Department ladder truck even came out to lift up the photographers and give them a better angle.

“It’s a tradition we’ve had going back I don’t know how long,” said Kelly Ochoa, a class advisor. “They’re just here having fun, enjoying an afternoon together for the first time in a while.”

Ochoa said that last year’s picnic had to be moved to the spring because of covid restrictions so it felt especially nice to be out celebrating the start of this class’s final year at the regular time.

“And it’s so nice to be out here without a mask on,” she added.

Ochoa has been an advisor for the class since its freshman year, shepherding them through their whole careers at ORR High School.

“We are really feeling great about this senior year,” she said. “This is a great group of kids; it really is.”