By: Alyssa Aligood
Dear Senior Year,
It’s been an extremely long journey. I know you’re supposed to be one of the best years of my life, but I am terrified of you. You will be a year with a lot of “lasts.” It’s the last prom, the last football game that I will ever march in with the band, and the last day of high school.
I’m never going to see most of these students or teachers ever again. All of the amazing friendships, relationships, everything… It will all just be memories. I’ve had many good days and lots of bad days, but I wouldn’t change a single thing that has happened throughout my high school career, because it has shaped me into the person I am today.
Graduation is in less than a year.
Am I ready to adult yet?
Am I ready to let go?
Where did all of the time go?
How do you say goodbye to a place that’s practically been your home for years? How successful will I be out of high school?
I am very thankful for the friends that I have, my amazing boyfriend, and my parents. Life is a lot better with them.
My fears will not define my future.
I know that at some point we must all grow up. I plan to attend college at the University of South Alabama and major in journalism. I have two teachers that have helped guide me in my career decision, and I owe them a huge thank you.
I would like to thank Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Major!
I took creative writing my freshman year with Mrs. Turner, and she allowed me to expose myself through my writing, which has helped me become more confident in myself and my work. She is one of the sweetest, most caring, and most humble teachers that I have ever had the honor of being taught by.
Mrs. Major is my newspaper teacher. I first joined newspaper last year with no intention of actually wanting to stay. But, after a few days, what can I say? Her quirky personality got the best of me, and I fell in love with the class. Mrs. Major genuinely cares for her students, and I respect her so much for that. She is extremely honest and kind. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for not giving up on your students. Thank you for all that you do. I am elated to finish off my senior year strong with you as my teacher.
I think that I might just be ready for this scary adult life.
Class of 2019, are you ready?