Cutting ties

Annual event to be held on Tuesday, May 18


Courtesy of StuCo.

Rosecutting will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18 in the school’s arena. Due to COVID, rosecutting is one of the few events that has not been canceled. It’s one of the only ceremony events seniors have left.

“I’m looking forward to one of the major events the seniors have with friends,” student activities director Allison Stamey said. “I think having this will be very sentimental [because] they will sit next to their friends. Graduation will be different because you’re in alphabetical order, so this will be special.”

Safety protocols were StuCo’s primary focus while planning the event. Focusing on the safety of others, StuCo still managed to fight through it to give seniors an event they will remember. 

“While planning for it we had to make sure the seniors will be distanced,” StuCo president Lauren Lucio said. “We want everyone to be safe. Some people will take off their masks for pictures, [so] this is a last opportunity to be together again.”

Though the event will not be open to the public, it will be streamed online. The live stream will be available on the Lewisville High School YouTube channel. To maintain social distancing protocols, no ribbons will be attached this year. 

“One thing I would change would be having the ribbons attached since we can’t do that this year due to distancing,” Lucio said. “Being together while walking in would feel like the previous years with good emotions with everyone.” 

As the year comes to a close, assistant student activities director Bernette Lindamood shared words of wisdom to the seniors as they celebrate this event to close the chapter of high school. 

“Rosecutting is the tradition they will remember for the rest of their lives,” Lindamood said. “I remember when I graduated from here, that is what I remember and [the] idea that you’re cutting ties with the people that are here. You’re moving on and it’s overwhelming because of how important it is and this is what you’ll remember the most.”