I Am a Senior
It is officially second quarter, and it is now really sinking in that I am really a senior! This is my last year as a high school student, and this time next year, I will be a New Town High School alumnus; I’ll also be in college.
This realization really hit me this weekend during homecoming week. I went to the homecoming game (which we won!), and I was just like ‘Wow! This is my last high school homecoming game!’ Then, I went home and got ready for the homecoming dance. It’s crazy because I remember my first homecoming dance! Thank goodness for pictures because I want to remember these days forever.
The first day of high school doesn’t really seem that long ago. I remember my dad telling me, “This will be the quickest four years of your life; it seems like a long time, but it’s not.” Those words rang in my head and really still do. It’s crazy that I’m already a senior.
Reflecting back, my freshman year was pretty fun. Getting adjusted to being in high school was actually not that difficult for me. I actually enjoyed that transition and had a lot of fun meeting new people who I am still friends with to this day. Academically, freshmen year was easy because we had a lot of help from the freshman team. They understood that the transition was definitely something that would affect all students differently, and they were very sensitive to that. I will always appreciate them for that.
My sophomore year, I honestly don’t remember being one way or the other. It wasn’t hard or easy. It wasn’t fun or boring. It was really just nondescript. I wish we had more activities to participate in like sophomore ball and maybe even a ring dance, like at other schools. I think that definitely would have made the year more memorable.
Now, my junior year, this was the year that I could really see the growth in myself as a person. Academically, this was by far my most challenging year. I took AP English and other upper level classes. I started working on the weekends, which affected both my school and social life. I had to learn how to balance being a student, employee, and teenager. I really grew up as a person.
My senior year is the most exciting! I’m looking forward to every event that we have coming up. I plan to live it up, before I go off to college, all the while keeping my grades up and graduating on time.
Wish me luck!