Well, it's here. The time is just around the corner and all of the seniors are packing up their bags and heading for the road. It's been a long four years for us seniors. Some years seemingly longer than others. Now the finish line is right in front of our faces and soon we will be walking across the stage as seniors, then exiting as fully fledged citizens of society. It’s now time to see how seniors feel about graduation.
“Excited,” said one senior Mazzie Smith about graduating soon.
This is more than likely how many seniors feel about graduating. Especially since the last day for seniors is the May 14, 2019. It’s so close-I know it may not even seem real to some of us- but get ready, it’s almost here.
“Not having to wake up early and being told what to do,” Smith replied to the question of what her favorite thing about graduating is.
This is something that many of the seniors are looking forward to. They are finally in their transition to becoming independent members of society. Honestly, the real excitement comes from no longer having to wake up so early for school. Although, there is one sad reality. The reality that friends are going far away. This is why some of the seniors feel saddened about graduating.
“I am sad that I will not be able to see my friends from high school since everyone is going to a different colleges; however, we can try to stay connected, and I know I will make new friends along the way,” said Madison Garner.
As hard as this is, the excitement lives on.
“Personally, I am very excited to be graduating. Though, I will miss my family and friends in Tennessee, I’m happy to start a new chapter of my life in Massachusetts,” said Anthony Cash.
Seniors also reflect on their happiest moments senior year.
“My happiest moment my senior year was getting my senior exit interview over with. It helped me realize that my senior year was almost over,” said Garner.
For you upcoming seniors, don’t worry, current seniors have your back!
“Senior year is pretty chill, just don’t give up at the end and slack off because just like any other year in high school, it will show. Senior year is also very fun so don’t stress too much!” said Cash.
All in all seniors are having very mixed feelings about graduating, but one common thing for all of them is the excitement for graduation. Time goes by quicker than you think so make sure to enjoy your high school experience. The years may get hard, but it was all worth it for the memories that will last forever.
Graduation is being held on May 21, 2019, so go make sure to support your seniors!