CRESTVIEW — Whereas mothers once tried to remove paint from their offspring's clothes, many Crestview moms are trying to preserve stains as a Senior Week memento.
The Class of 2013 enjoyed five days of fun and ceremony while adding a new tradition during the week leading to last night's graduation.
More than 80 students gathered behind the school Wednesday morning to take a lap around the building.
Facing them was a six-station gauntlet of tempera-paint-wielding underclassmen. Clad in new, white T-shirts commemorating the “Color Me Done” run, the seniors set off, reaching the finish line in a festive rainbow.
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"This stuff tastes like Play-Doh!" one senior said as he caught a blast of tempera paint powder full in the face.
"How do you know what Play-Doh tastes like?" a classmate asked as she dodged the green cloud.
Other events included the Senior Breakfast at Woodlawn Baptist Church, a Senior Tea, and a field day of sports and competitions.
More solemn was the June 4 baccalaureate service at Woodlawn. However, the Color Me Done run was the most colorful event.
“Color runs" have become a part of some marathons, class adviser Stephanie Sanders said. She shared the idea with the seniors, who adopted it.
"It was very, very, fun," class president Dakota Woodward said. "We weren't sure how it would turn out, but it was definitely a success. I think they're going to try to keep the tradition going next year."
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