I am very thankful that I have not had any major problems in my life because of COVID, but not being able to experience certain events in high school that I have always looked forward to does not feel good. I am beyond grateful that things have gotten more normal for my senior year, however, things are obviously not like they used to be. My hope for this year is that I can experience as close to a normal senior year as possible, and that I can make the most of it.
One thing I am really looking forward to in my senior year is being able to have a student section at all of our sporting events. All through high school I have loved dressing up for the various themes and cheering on our teams. Not being able to have that last year was upsetting. This year I am one of the student section leaders, so I want to be able to go all out like we used to. Thankfully, so far we have been able to have a normal student section and it has been the best experience ever. It has already given me lifelong memories. I hope and pray that we can continue to have a student section for the rest of the year so we can show our winter and spring athletes support.
Another thing I have always looked forward to participating in during my senior year is the Powder Puff Game. Every year, the day before the homecoming football game the junior and senior girls are able to participate in a flag football game. I remember going as an underclassman and being so eager to experience that for myself. Unfortunately, last year powder puff was canceled due to COVID. As of now, we have heard no information about powder puff for this school year. It is very upsetting to think my senior class will be the first and possibly the only class that has never experienced a powder puff game. I hope to put on a game in the spring, if possible, because this is one of those events that upperclassmen looked forward and deserve to experience.
Speaking of homecoming week, I was extremely excited to be able to have a homecoming dance this year. It was far from normal with all of the restrictions, but I am very grateful for the administration and the leadership class for working so hard to make this happen. I have always looked forward to my final homecoming dance and having the opportunity to be on court with all that is happening is beyond amazing. I hope we can continue to have dances, and that courtwarming and prom will be back to normal.
All throughout high school, I have been apart of student council so being able to be an officer is something I have always looked forward to. This year I have the honor of being vice president so I am excited to plan all of the school’s events. I am just hoping that we will be able to have events to plan. As of right now, things are going great and we have been able to plan almost everything we normally have, which is amazing. Hopefully later this year we are able to plan in-person pep assemblies, the Children's Relay for Life, and Mr. WHS.
No matter what gets in the way of my senior year, I am determined to make the most of it. I am thankful things are going well so far and hope they continue to only get better. I hope that other students are making the most of this school year, too. One thing we can learn from all that was lost, is that we shouldn't take something as simple as a school dance for granted ever again.
Until next time,