Waking up on time to go to school is always a challenge, even when you know it’s your last first day of high school ever. Class of 2006 ” we’re finally seniors!
Frequently, you hear people say things like, “This is going to be our last homecoming ever,” or “We have to go to all the football games because next year we can’t.” Although statements like this are completely accurate, they also spend too much time bemoaning the fact that the future is indeed approaching ” faster than any of us ever anticipated.
It’s hard to believe that a mere eight years ago we were just breaking into the double-digit birthdays, learning multiplication, and having recess two times a day. It’d be a huge understatement to say that a lot has changed since then. From dreaming about being teenagers to legally becoming adults, we’ve been through it all together.
Now comes the time of deciding the direction we’re going to take after high school. We all know that the whole process of applying to colleges, seeking out scholarships, keeping up in school and balancing a social life is overwhelming. But we also need to remember to slow down and soak up the moment. While our main focus is on the future, we can’t forget that we still have a whole year ahead of us. There’s a lot we still have to learn from each other and about ourselves.
Instead of always wishing we were gone already, we should live it up while we’re still here. It might sound trite, but let’s make this year not only our last but also our best yet.
Not everyone at Glenwood Springs High School is gearing up for their senior year. Anders T. Rosen, the student of the month, is a junior this year. Anders is part of the legendary Mock Trial team, Speech Team, Chess Club and DECA. He is also a very active student in the drama department. In fact, Anders says that among many favorite memories of high school so far, the one that stands out the most is participating in the production of “Les Miserables.”
Anders moved to Glenwood from Washington, D.C., and has lived here since 7th grade. He has one brother, Mats, and one sister, Maggie. They also have two dogs, Selma and Louise, and three cats. Anders, like most of us teenagers, always looks forward to the weekends when he can finally sleep in. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the movies and “losing terribly at miniature golf.”
In five years, Anders hopes to be a senior in college, getting ready to leave for the “real world.” Congratulations, Anders, on being student of the month!
Well, it is Homecoming Week at GSHS, so here are some great ways to make the best of our last (or not) year in high school: soccer games on Tuesday and Saturday, volleyball on Wednesday, cross-country on Saturday, football on Friday, powder puff games on Thursday, the parade, spirit days throughout the week, and the Homecoming dance on Saturday night. Live it up and don’t worry too much about the future yet. At least not until next week …
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