First off, I want to make the most of my senior year. I hear many people say: “You’re only in high school once.” I am finally beginning to realize that my time at Washington High School is coming to an end.
Being a senior comes with a lot of “lasts.” My last time cheering in the student section. My last time playing a sport. My last prom.
I want to finish this year not regretting that I didn’t go to cheer on the soccer team, dress up for spirit week, or go to all the school dances. I hope to take advantage of all the opportunities given to me and be a proud Blue Jay for the last time.
In addition, I hope to be a better teammate—whether on the volleyball court or in the classroom with BJJTV staff members. I want underclassmen and fellow upperclassmen to feel like they can trust me and come to me for anything. I want to be that person everyone can rely on and fulfill my spot as a leader.
With that being said, I will be pursuing Journalism wherever I decide to go to college. This year in BJJTV will be my best year, no doubt. I am determined to give it my all. Also, I will make many connections within my school and community that will benefit me as I prepare for my future career.
On the other hand, my greatest fear for this upcoming school year is not being in the moment. Many people have already moved onto the next step and checked out of high school. I hear them say things like, “I’m so ready to get out of this place.” Yes, I am also excited for the next step, but for right now, I am still in high school, and I want that to be a huge focus for this year.
Why not take advantage of being a kid for a little longer? I will still spend plenty of time thinking about college and the next step, because I have to in order to prepare for my future, but I want to enjoy myself and my high school years before emerging into “college life.”
I am beyond excited for this upcoming school year and what it has in store for me. Senior year is bittersweet, and I only hope my last moments as a Blue Jay are ones that will last a lifetime.
Until next time,