On Friday, Tangent Elementary held its 45th annual senior dinner. Held in the school cafeteria, the event is put on each year by the Tangent parents. The “Seniors” are the grandparents and great-grandparents of the students as well as some of the “mature” people in the community.
Cafeteria set-up is done the day before by the custodian, parents, and the fifth graders. All classrooms contributed hand-made art for the decorations. Poinsettias were donated by a local nursery.
Most of the food was prepared by the district food service department and delivered to the school. Volunteers prepared individual plates and served them to each student and guest. Some students sat with their grandparents or great-grandparents. Others sat with the senior guests.
After dinner, the students sang several songs in a combined choir led by music teacher Serianna Rosberg.
It was a full house. In addition to the nearly 170 students, there were approximately 120 senior guests and dozens of volunteers and staff members.