By Sarah Zaragoza-Smith,
Traditionally, more seniors participate in float building for their class than either of the other two grades. This year, however, involvement appears lacking.
Six seniors attended the float building session on Monday, and even fewer chose to make an appearance on Tuesday.
For some, the location forced them to reconsider their participation in building. In both of the previous two years, the class of 2016 constructed in the agricultural yard at Davis High, which allowed students the chance to participate without ever stepping foot off campus.
This year, the seniors build at a DHS alumni’s farm at the north end of Davis, nearing Woodland.
“I helped the last two years, and I enjoyed it, but I can’t drive, so I couldn’t help this year,” senior Preethi Bhat said.
Other seniors who expressed interest in joining the float constructing efforts, but chose not to attend, stated that their workload prevented them.
“I just didn’t have the time this year; I have a lot on my plate,” senior Maya Krishnan said.
Despite the lack of helping hands, senior Daniel Johnson feels confident in the talents of those contributing.
“The people [at float building] right now are very capable and intelligent–myself included,” Johnson said.
Senior Class President Morgan Metler also believes in the abilities of those helping.
“In years past, the floats looked like they were about to collapse, but I think the people we have on the squad this year are going to make this float really neat. We have some good visionaries,” Metler said.