The end of high school is an emotional time for both the teachers and the students. It’s a bittersweet moment because the teachers have watched their students grow up, and classmates have bonded over the years of being with one another. As the graduation date creeps up on all of us, it raises the question, “What will the teachers miss about the 2017 seniors?”
I have asked a few teachers this question. Listed below are their responses.
Mrs. Schlafer responded with, “I have twenty-two seniors in my Current Events class. I had not had any of them since they were sophomores, and I had forgotten what a pleasure it was to have them in class. They are always well-prepared and enthusiastic about discussing news issues. They are capable of discussing controversial topics without making it personal even in debates. I also appreciate their confidence in defending their side of the issue. The Senior Class of 2017 has set a high standard for quality of work and achievement, but one of the things I appreciate most is their school spirit and trying to organize support for school activities.”
“The fact that the National Honor Society membership will be cut nearly in half when the seniors graduate says a lot about how hard this class has worked, and how much they have achieved during their time at NHHS,” said Mrs. Oelrichs.
She continued: “They have been strong leaders, and have done a great job of showing the underclassmen what can be achieved when you set lofty goals and work hard to achieve them. I will miss the conversations we have in class, and the innovative ideas they have. This year's physics class and the ‘Gilded Lady’ trebuchet will definitely be remembered for a long time! I hope for the best for all of the seniors. You all have so much potential, and I can't wait to hear about the great things you do in the coming years!”
Mr. Hagedorn stated, "The class of 2017 has some very high achieving students. There are many hard workers in the class. One of which is Colter Wilson, who has been the best middle school cross country manager during his middle school years and high school track manager that I have had in my 23 years with the district. He is very organized, and I can always rely on him. I have begun to enjoy being around many students in this class, seeing them mature and start to get ready for their life after high school."
Each class is different than the last, and there are many things to look forward to next year. But we will miss our 2017 seniors. Good luck with your adventure in the big world, seniors!