Mikela Gorski 15’ –

 

Senior year quickly dwindles away with every month, day, hour, and second. Bittersweet emotions will soon sweep over the senior class. Numerous students believe the idea of leaving high school to be a relief, yet when the time arrives tears will soak into the cheeks of many. Nine months rapidly turned into one month–one month to reflect on four years.

 

Waking up before the sun used to be a hassle, but as the days go by the early mornings become more precious. The crowded parking lot after school will vanish from daily routines, obtaining a charged Chromebook becomes insignificant, the necessities of everyday life in high school disappear.

 

As May approaches, the idea that graduation lands in the same month surprises them. May also drags along the senior all night party at Dave and Busters, Prom at the Palazzo Grande and senior brunch. Every activity becomes important. Senioritis may be in full effect but students are beginning to cherish what miniscule days they have left. They reminisce the huge moments: the Homecoming football game when we brutally defeated the Eisenhower Eagles and the dance team performed the chicken dance; how Adam Reiss ‘15 stole the show at Mr. Bulldog when he performed Fergalicious; the powderpuff game when the seniors dominated the field; and the moment when the volleyball team became state champs after numerous wins in Battle Creek at the Kellogg Arena.

 

“Volleyball was bittersweet, I love how I ended it, becoming a state champion,” Lauren Korth ‘15 said. “It is also my last year playing with my girls so it’s sort of depressing.”

 

All the individual memories that form senior year have came to an end.

 

“I have been playing soccer since I was four,” Hannah Holliday ‘15 said. “When I got into high school, I began to really challenge myself to be a better person and even greater soccer player. I will miss the friendships I have made with my teammates the most.”

 

The future is the only thing the seniors are guaranteed. Although the games are over, the memories will be there forever.

 

“I will miss the football games at Barnabo field and my teammates,” Brendan Salva ‘15 said. “We put our blood, sweat and tears into this game. So much hard work was put out.”

 

Memories at football games intertwine on the field and off between those who participated all these years.

 

“Dancing at the football games were the best part about dance, and the team dinners of course,” Amanda Arendts ‘15 said “I will cherish the friendships I made throughout dance too.”

 

Numerous seniors may not have felt the sadness of senior year finally being over yet, but when the yearbooks are distributed that will change. Students will have the opportunity to flip through page after page of memories.

 

“It was an honor being editor-in-chief of yearbook, especially during my senior year because I was able to create a book filled with my classmates’ memories,” Kyle Grzegorzewski ‘15 said.

 

Twelve years of memories, heartbreak, friendships, and an unconditional love for those who’ve been there from the beginning, finally complete. And it all ends with senior year.

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