As we ring in the second semester, the last semester of high school is rung in for the class of 2019.
Graduation day is just around the corner and before seniors will get the chance to say their final goodbyes, they were asked to reflect on their high school experience.
Firstly, the seniors were asked to explain what their last semester has been like so far.
Miranda Durbin stated, “I'm snoozing my alarm more and more. Stress has gotten the best of me, and now I'm just waiting on senior trip and my college classes to start. I feel like I am failing all of my classes although the semester just began. I don't think that this is what 'senioritis' feels like, but it could very possibly be.”
Olivia Williams commented, “This last semester is a little bittersweet. I am super excited to graduate and go to college, but at the same time I will miss seeing my friends every day and coming to school. I'm ready to start a new chapter of my life, but I know I will miss high school a lot!”
Then, seniors were asked to share one of their favorite high school memories and were also asked which activity throughout high school was their favorite (ex. swimming intramurals, spirit week, dodgeball, etc.).
Olivia Williams mentioned, “I don't have one favorite memory. There have been many moments that have been memorable for me. One of them is when our class had to redo the senior jump at swimming intramurals. I also enjoyed decorating for prom with my classmates my junior year!”
Julia Unnerstall stated, “Leadership week, because I love to play tug-of-war.”
Miranda Durbin added, “Marching band would have to be one of my favorite activities. I made so many new friends throughout the entire experience, and it pushed me outside my comfort zone. I needed something in my life, and marching band was definitely it.”
Elsie McNabb stated, “I loved swimming intramurals all four years. They are so much fun and it's a really cool experience with my classmates every time. I also loved our first pep rally!”
Alex Trentmann commented, “time spent with my friends.”
As students grow and mature throughout the four years spent in high school, many take away lessons from the various experiences. Thus, the seniors were asked to give a word of advice to the underclassmen from what they’ve learned.
Miranda Durbin commented, “Do not take your time for granted. I spent so much of my high school days concerned about what other people thought of me and I skipped out on doing the sports that I loved. I took my time for granted until my junior year, and by then, it was too late to change anything. When they say, “get involved," stop mocking them and start listening. Get involved or you will never enjoy high school the way that everyone around you will. Take control and start today. There are so many moments where I wished to go back to 8th grade so I could start fresh and go through high school for myself-- not for everyone else.”
Olivia Williams stated, “If I could give any advice to the underclassmen, it would be to not take this time you have for granted. High school flies by. I honestly feel like I was a scared little freshman yesterday. You think four years is a long time until you are in your second semester of senior year. Then you begin to realize that your time in this place is limited and you need to make the most of it.“
Enjoy your last semester and good luck moving forward, class of 2019!