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“Senior Superlatives: All Seniors MUST Vote!” by Kayla Pongrac

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Dear Class of 2015,

            ALL STUDENTS in our graduating class are REQUIRED to vote for senior superlatives this year. Only a few people from last year’s class participated in the voting process, and the people who did ended up voting for themselves (SOOOOOO NOT cool). This year, it is MANDATORY that you vote so that our yearbook is way better than the one produced by the class of 2014. Also, we’ve added new categories to our friendly competition, so don’t skimp out on those new ones. Remember that you can only vote for yourself ONCE.

Now get to it (and don’t forget to vote for me!).

Sincerely & with LOTS of <3 and hugs,

Stacie Hollan

2015 Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

@ILoveUStacieLoo15

 

 

SENIOR SUPERLATIVES ’15 OFFICIAL BALLOT

RULES: VOTE FOR ONLY ONE PERSON. YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOURSELF ONLY ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

YOUR NAME:________________________________________ (all ballots will be kept confidential)

 

Old Categories

 

Nicest Eyes:

 

Nicest Hair:

 

Nicest Smile:

 

Coolest Tattoo:

 

Weirdest Piercing:

 

Class Clown:

 

Biggest Flirt:

 

Most Likely to Succeed:

 

 

Newbie Categories

 

Most Technologically Inclined:

 

Nicest Facebook Page:

 

Most Interesting Twitter Feed:

 

Most Likely to Invent a New Form of Social Media:

 

Best Dressed Hipster:

 

Most Impressive Vinyl Collector:

 

Most Likely to Own Stock in Starbucks One Day:

 

Most Likely to Drop His/Her iPhone or iPad in the Toilet:

 

 

PLEASE RETURN YOUR BALLOT TO ME BY EIGHTH PERIOD ON FRIDAY. OTHERWISE, I WILL REPORT YOU TO THE YEARBOOK ADVISOR.

 

About the Author:

Kayla Pongrac is an avid writer, reader, tea drinker, and record spinner. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in theNewerYork, Split Lip Magazine, Oblong, The Bohemyth, DUM DUM Zine, and Mixtape Methodology, among others. When she’s not writing creatively, she’s writing professionally—for two newspapers and a few magazines in her hometown of Johnstown, PA. To read more of Kayla’s work, visit www.kaylapongrac.com or follow her on Twitter @KP_the_Promisee.

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“New Perimeters,” by Kayla Pongrac

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On Monday I showed you around town like any good friend would do; I pointed to massive structures and historical landmarks that I thought might make your insides hum with familiarity.

As we dipped triangle-shaped slices of pita bread into red pepper-flavored hummus at a table inside a crowded café, I explained that all my friends have officially escaped, just like you did five years ago. Nowadays, I’m forced to picture everyone miles away, building new perimeters in different cities across the United States. But what I didn’t tell you is that when I picture them (including you, back in your new home state), I do my best to read their lips. They usually say things like this:

This morning I sprayed myself with silly string . . . I wish you could’ve been there to see me standing in front of my bedroom mirror, mummifying myself with those wet threads of blue. When I finished, I had never looked happier, or more appropriately attired.

This afternoon I plan to tie a dozen helium balloons to my mailbox so that passersby on cars and bicycles will know that the party is here, and it’s staying. Where are you? Did you get my invitation, or did it get lost in the mail again? 

Tonight when I take a bath, I’m going to add food coloring to the water. I’ll soak myself in blue before adding a few drops of red: maybe it’ll help me decide if purple is my new favorite color should it give me a nicer, more saturated hue. By the way, I must admit that I forget what your favorite color is. Forgive me for this.

We finished the hummus before we finished the pita bread—a rare occurrence for the two of us. Before wiping your mouth with a monogrammed napkin, you told me not to worry, that maybe I, too, will escape this town once I feel its dimensions shrink. You said that is the only variable that will suggest to me that it’s time for company upkeep.

On Wednesday morning, I sat alone in my favorite coffee shop daring the walls to closet me.

About the Author:

Kayla Pongrac is an avid writer, reader, tea drinker, and record spinner. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in theNewerYork, Split Lip Magazine, Oblong, The Bohemyth, DUM DUM Zine, and Mixtape Methodology, among others. When she’s not writing creatively, she’s writing professionally—for two newspapers and a few magazines in her hometown of Johnstown, PA. To read more of Kayla’s work, visit www.kaylapongrac.com or follow her on Twitter @KP_the_Promisee.

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“KOWABUNGA,” by Kayla Pongrac

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About the Author:

Kayla Pongrac is an avid writer, reader, tea drinker, and record spinner. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in theNewerYork, Split Lip Magazine, Oblong, The Bohemyth, DUM DUM Zine, and Mixtape Methodology, among others. When she’s not writing creatively, she’s writing professionally—for two newspapers and a few magazines in her hometown of Johnstown, PA. To read more of Kayla’s work, visit www.kaylapongrac.com or follow her on Twitter @KP_the_Promisee.

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