Senior pranksters hit Country Day School

Led by Senior Class President Quinn Proffer, a small batch of La Jolla Country Day students added some thoughtfulness to the annual senior prank.

On Wednesday night they engineered a “swimming pool” in the amphitheater at the campus and on Thursday morning some showed up in bathing suits to enjoy their handiwork.

Quinn and classmates Alex Papageorge, Doug Rogers and Alex Kim used two existing walls and sandbags for walls and plastic sheeting to line their pool and protect the concrete. They even brought a pump to help pump the water into the sprinkler system when the fun ended.

Noting that in the past four years the high school has been “hit by a series of sad pranks that were more disappointing than destructive,” Proffer said they spent a lot of time coming up with something that would be fun and “not get us in too much trouble.”

They apparently succeeded.

Upper School Director Rod Jemison said he was “very impressed that they thought about their strategy” so it wouldn’t get in the way of their school or classes.

It was a fun way, he added, “to relieve a lot of stress” on the last day before the have to make their decisions about college and start Advanced Placement exams.

He applauded them for going so far as to figure out with maintenance and grounds crews how to recycle the water.