Seniors look forward to this every year. They plan their ornament carefully making sure it's exactly what they want. Even though some are very extravagant, all of them stand out and show the students’ uniqueness. Some leaned to the comical side by deciding to make an ornament that related to their funny personality. Others created something beautiful and artistic, and still others bought an ornament and added a few things to it that still expressed a serious symbol of themselves. Senior Ornament Night helps the seniors come together in one room to celebrate each other and learn more about their peers. It is a chance for them to have their own little Christmas celebration and share their creativity with their classmates before they graduate.
Scholars Academy Director Dr. Dale Graham started the tradition over a decade ago and refers to the sentimental event as "The Beginning of the End" for seniors as they progress through a myriad of activities during the second half of their last year of high school.