One last time

The bittersweet feeling about leaving high school.

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We all want school to be over, until that one day comes where everyone is standing in alphabetical order, wearing a cap and gown. It’s the kids you’ve watched grow up, those who have watched you grow up, and some of the people you’ll never see again.

You know what I’m talking about, the seniors are leaving. On one hand, they’re happy to move on to a whole new world of college, but sad that it’s the last time they’ll see all their teachers, friends, and acquaintances in the same room celebrating all their accomplishments, over not only the last four years, but the first chapter of their lives.

“Thinking about leaving the people you’ve gone to school with for four years breaks my heart, but I’m happy I don’t have to wake up so early anymore,” Kassidy Kleinmeyer (‘19) said.

Goodbye’s are always hard, but they also mean it’s time for new beginnings and those are always interesting, especially for seniors like Andrew Sinaewe.

“High school was like a new beginning and although a lot of people are sad to leave I am not because that  means I get to start a new chapter in my life,” Sinaewe said.

Leaving high school can be bittersweet, it depends on the person. For Meghan Christopher (‘19) it’s upsetting, but in a good way.

“My last day was Friday, I was really upset because it finally hit me that it was all over. All the hocos, proms, and being late to my first period was over and I would never get to do all these highschool things I always loved and looked forward to,” Christopher said.