Preparing for graduation brings back fond memories

September 18, 2018

When teenagers think about going back to school, they can feel many different emotions: anxiety, disappointment and maybe even a little excitement. I’m one of those odd kids who actually looks forward to getting back to school.

I enjoy my vacation time, but it can get boring doing the same things every day with no real schedule. Getting to see my friends more, learning skills to prepare me for college, and just having a routine to get back into are all things I enjoy about getting back into the swing of things at school.

But my favorite part of it all would be the various activities to get involved in. From sports to music to drama, there is something for everyone.

I attend Norfolk Catholic High School, which for many people is known as a “football school.” While we do take football very seriously, it’s just one of many activities to take part in. For example, many people, myself included, are members of the football team but also participants in choir and band, and are involved in activities like quiz bowl, mock-trial, spring musical, FBLA and the list goes on. It can get busy when you combine all of these commitments with our school work, but somehow we manage it.

To me, this is such a great part of my time in high school; it teaches me time management, teamwork and perseverance when you could feel overwhelmed. I have also made so many memories with the people I am involved with in all of my activities. Whether it’s winning football games, preparing for district music contest, or performing in the musical, there are many opportunities to make unforgettable moments with classmates that we can reminisce about for years to come.

Getting ready to graduate and leave high school brings back all kinds of memories from the past four years. All of the teams and groups I have been involved with will never be forgotten and I encourage anyone and everyone to get involved while you can.

Some of the best advice I have ever heard is to live every day like it could be your last, so don’t be afraid to go out for a new sport, or try out for a bigger role, or join a new club. Have no regrets.

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