An Almost Senior

We’ve officially come upon the last week of this year’s senior class. While I hope the time they’ve had here is memorable, it’s time for a new chapter in their lives. Soon they’ll leave home and make a brand new set of friends, find new hobbies, and live in a completely different environment. This class graduating makes me quite sad because of the lasting bonds I’ve made with members of the senior class. It has also made me realize how much of my time at this high school has already passed, and how close I personally am to leaving. This realization has inspired me to make sure I make my senior year the absolute best, because it may be the last time I see some of these people. And as much as I want to live far away when I’m older, I will always be tied to Midland in some way because of the times I’ve shared with the great people here.

During my senior year, I want to focus all my effort in excelling at my commitments. For example, I will be on the Managing Web staff next year, and I want to do my best to make a difference in that program. It will also be my last year of cheering at Dow, which is something I’ve done since my freshman year. I was disappointed with the way last year turned out, and hope change things this year. I want to put my best effort forward because this is my last chance to leave a mark here.

I’m also hoping that things will be like freshman year. Minus the dumb drama and confusion, but more of a “we’re all in this together” kind of thing. Freshman year we all hung out with each other, which was in some ways good. However, we strayed from this because of dating people in other grades, drama, etc. and our grade is very cliquey now. I’m hoping we get that mentality back, so we can all go out with a bang.

There’s so many lasts to look forward to: homecoming, the Midland Dow game, football playoffs (hopefully!), my last competitive cheer season, senior spring break, prom, and graduation. And while these things may be our lasts together, I’m hoping they’ll be memorable for years to come. As scared as I am for it all to end, I’m looking forward to my future.

So congrats to the Class of 2014, you’ve made it. Whatever you do in your life, don’t forget the memories you made or the people you met here, because we won’t forget you. Hopefully in a year when I’m in your shoes I’ll feel as if I made my senior year the best it could be.

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