By: Heriberto Leal
Junior year, thank you for the amazing memories. As most people say, “Junior year is very stressful.” That is very true, but it depends what you make out of it. I can say that I survived, and that I have another year left at Foley High School. I still cannot believe that I am about to be a senior. I close my eyes, and think about kindergarten; how I wanted to grow up already. Time flies in just a blink of an eye.
Upcoming freshmen, sophomores, and juniors; please do not rush anything. I promise you, you will get to a point in life where you will wonder where time went. I am fully aware of what my future holds. I know what I want to do in college. I know where I want to go for medical school, but there are days where I am not ready for this new step in life. Please take everything slow, do not procrastinate, and do not let anything distract you.
This year, I have gained so much knowledge of my future that I am ready to get into it. I do not want to leave my house already, but I do want to go to college. It is a journey that will be so long. I am very grateful for all my teachers. I can never forget each of them because they have taught me a lot. They truly have passion for teaching and enjoy what they do.
Every service event I participated in this year conveyed a message of the importance of serving the community. Every conference I attended for leadership has impacted my life in numerous ways. In the future, I want my children to do the same. Actually, I know for a fact that they will do an even a better job. I know for a fact that I had the ability to help numerous people, and that is something I would never change. For my senior year, I hope to do show gratitude in serving the community because I enjoy the feeling of giving back. I am aware that in the future, I will receive that help in return.
This year, I built so many friendships that I can still see maintaining in the future. I am very thankful for all the great people I met this year because they have shown what a true friendship is. I am not a person who enjoys drama or being mean. I am always willing to start new friendships, and that is the way I am. I know there were so many times this year where I felt very stressed and like I did not know what to do. Luckily, that is now over and I can take a vacation to relax. Senior year, you might be stressful too because of AP Biology, AP Calculus, and all the other AP classes plus EMT, but I am ready!
I cannot thank everyone my friends enough for being supportive, and I hope that will continue. You guys have impacted my life in many positive ways. I hope we continue being friends forever. I really want to see your success throughout my life. I cannot believe junior year is over and that I am about to be a senior. It is unbelievable.
I wish I could live childhood memories again. I miss a lot of things from when I was a child, but hey… I am about to start my future career soon. I will be the best doctor and I know that for a fact. I want to be fully dedicated to my career and all the years of college. I am going to miss junior year!