August 15th was the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. It was that day last year’s juniors became this year’s seniors. As you all can imagine, this big milestone affects everyone differently. Some seniors predict that this year will be stressful while others think it will be the time of their lives.
Like always, the excitement outweighs the worries. Many seniors have reported being most excited about senior trip and graduation. Some students, however, are excited about going away to college soon and getting to experience a new town and new environments.
Being in their last year at NHHS, seniors have learned from their mistakes and wish to share their knowledge with the underclassmen.
Makenzie Munsinger advises that “You need to stay involved and make new friends.”
“Don't take certain people’s parking spots because it's the little things that matter,” Joseph Rethemeyer jokes.
Audrey Ford simply says, “Leave the attitude at home.”
“Participate in more, and enjoy it while it lasts,” Vanessa Vallejo suggests.
Miranda Durbin spreads her wise words by saying, “Work for it. You'll never have a moment that you're not working towards something, but in high school, that's where it prevails the most. Even as a freshman, your choices and effort determine the path you follow through your entire high school career.”
She continues: “As much as you've all heard it before, get involved! High school wasn't meant to last forever, so each and every thing that high school has to offer will end the second you recieve your diploma and cross the stage. These opportunities will never be available to you again, so grab ahold of them now and hold on until it's time to let go!”
“Stop saying, 'I'm ready to just graduate and leave already,' because you're not,” Miranda goes on to say. “All of the friends you've accumulated over the past years will not stick, only the few that are real. Your easy classes will never be easy again-- those college professors might be easygoing, but it's completely up to you how well you do in class. They won't hold your hand like our teachers so kindly did to us in high school-- they'll crush your dreams with an F faster than you can submit the essay you asked for three extensions on.”
Martin Lewis adds, “Well, just know that time is going to fly by. One day you're a freshman worrying about the dumbest things like who your locker neighbor is going to be, and the next thing you know, you're worrying about the big decisions like colleges, scholarships, and your future. So just don't take any moment for granted and don't sweat the little things.”
Julia Unnerstall reminds underclassmen that they shouldn’t slack off by taking easy classes their senior year because colleges look at what you do and tend to like the fact that you continue to challenge yourself into your senior year.
As a way for the class of 2019 to look back on their high school careers, a high school superlatives poll was sent out to see who among us is most likely to be or do something in particular. The seniors cast their votes and the results are posted below.
- Martin Lewis was voted most likely to play a professional sport.
- Cecelia Malone and Callie Weatherly were voted most likely to become a famous artist.
- Kamryn Poe and Martin Lewis were said to be most likely to become politicians.
- The senior voted most likely to pursue a military career was Christian Paterson.
- Diana Ribera and Alex Trentmann were voted cutest couple.
- The couples most likely to marry are Diana Ribera and Alex Trentmann and Joseph Rethemeyer and NHHS graduate Emma Engelbrecht.
- Best bromance goes to Martin Lewis and Tim Madden.
- Lexi Oetterer, Diana Ribera, and Kamryn Poe were voted best sister wives trio.
- Audrey Ford was voted most likely to travel the world.
- Christian Paterson was voted class clown.
- Russell Pinnell was voted most likely to become a famous musician.
- The two most likely to be on a talent show were Kamryn Poe and Claire Meyer.
- The life of the party is Trent Kormeier.
- Kamryn Poe was voted most unique.
- The most accident prone is Olivia Williams.
- Claire Meyer and Makayla Jackson were voted most likely to have a reality T.V. show.
- Claire Meyer was voted most likely to become a famous actress.
As you can see, this year is off to a great start for the Class of 2019. Good luck, seniors!