I woke up Tuesday morning, knowing that it was a particularly exciting day. Not only because I was IB test free that day, but also because it was senior’s last day! I put on my white (but not all white! all white wouldn’t work well with me….) dress and blue cardigan and headed to school.
That day was probably my favorite day throughout all of high school. We took pictures, said goodbye to teachers and younger students, and gave a few speeches about what is to come. My English teacher, Mr. Maack, wrote us a poem and read it aloud to us. It made the analogy of us, the students, being tigers who had dealt with the rules and regulations of our ring master (teachers, parents, authority figures) and this time marked a new beginning for us. It was our time, as the tiger, to take the whip out of the ring masters hand, and show what we are made of. It was truly inspirational and showed many of us that we need to take advantage of every opportunity we are offered in college. Because many of the opportunities we will receive in college, we may never receive again.
Now, the senior class of 2009 has finished school, graduates and prepares for a fun-filled summer before a new part of their lives begin. We’re ready to face new things, both good and bad, that will have the potential to be life changing.