Six Flags Grad Nite won’t be happening this year

Paola Gonzalez and Angel Gonzalez

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Six Flags Great America Grad Nite trip canceled due to overbooking and late conformation on Morton’s part. 

Every year Morton East takes part in the Six Flags Great America Grad Nite event. This event includes early entrance to the park, an all you can eat dinner, and access to the majority of rides. During this time, the park is not open to the public and only students from participating schools are allowed to enter. The cost to participate is $75 per student which includes free transportation and a complimentary dinner. Buses regularly leave from Morton East at 7:30 pm and arrive back at 6:00 am on Sunday morning.  In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 87 reported having been planning to attend Grad Nite at Six Flags.  

“I’m really disappointed. I have been looking forward to this trip for a very long time. I was excited to get to talk to people I usually don’t get to see during the school year,” senior Destiny Barrera said.  

This is bad news for Morton East students, especially those students who were saving every bit of change they made from their job to attend this event.  

“I have been working extra to save enough money for all of the senior events including the Six Flags trip. But now that it is canceled, I feel like I could have used my time doing things I enjoyed rather than working. I’m glad we get out money back though,” senior Bryan Benitez said. 

Although some students were upset by this news, other students didn’t feel affected because they were not planning to attend in the first place.  

“I don’t really care that it was canceled. There are better things I could spend my money on rather than spending $75 to stand in line in the freezing cold and in the middle of the night just get on a few roller coasters,” senior Candy Flores said.  

Just like some students feel indifferent with Grad Nite being canceled, there are also teachers who are not shocked by the announcement.  

“It doesn’t surprise me. We are notorious for extending deadlines at this school, and I’m not surprised we weren’t able to meet this deadline,” journalism teacher Mr.Frankfother said.

DISCLAIMER:  This MortONION article is entirely fabricated — false.  Be careful of FAKE NEWS!  Don’t spread lies.


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