Champions of Wayne Blog
Ever heard the saying “you never know how much you love something until it’s gone?” I never thought I’d feel this way about high school. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t miss waking up at 6am every morning, well some mornings in my case (senioritis, and junioritis for that matter was a very real thing).
Now that I’m a college student, I realize just how easy we had it in high school, I’d do anything to go back to days with no homework or only having to read a chapter a night. I can’t believe I used to complain about reading one chapter. Missing a day in high school was no big deal and I’d catch on easily the day I’d return, but if I miss one 50-minute lecture at Michigan State I feel like I’ve missed a whole month of classes and spend countless hours in the learning resource center trying to figure out just how the professor seemed to make it through a whole textbook in 50 minutes, honestly it’s ridiculous.
Although it may seem very small, I miss my teachers knowing my name. In a lecture with 300 other students, there is no time for a professor to get to know all of you, let alone learn names. I miss being close with my teachers, just to know that someone cares and wants to see you succeed.
As I see the 2017 seniors of Wayne Memorial celebrate their last moments as a Zebra, like their last homecoming, last football game, etc. I realize just how important these moments were for myself. These may seem like small things again, but I encourage all seniors not to take these moments for granted, I won’t say these are the best moments of your life, but you are definitely forming memories that will last a lifetime. I know it’s hard but take time to enjoy your last moments walking the hallways of Wayne Memorial and enjoying each other’s company instead of counting the days until graduation, you will miss these moments next year when you’re prepping for mid-terms, serving our country, or whatever you’re destined to be great at.
Attend every game possible, establish relationships with faculty, staff, and your fellow classmates, join a new club or sport, spend as much time as possible with your closest friends, and most importantly live in the moment. When May comes around and your finishing up your very last final exams as a high school student you’ll want to be able to say that you have no regrets and that you did everything you wanted to in high school.
Dream big, apply for your dream school, and as many scholarships as possible (seriously, student loans are no joke). Get excited for college, because it truly is everything it’s made out to be, exciting, fun, and stressful, but don’t let that consume you, you’ll get there, I promise, we all do, enjoy these last moments as a carefree high school senior. Good luck!
Until next blog…
P.S. A special shout out to the educators at Wayne Memorial who made my high school experience a great one, you all truly have changed my life for the better, Sean Galvin, Andrew Dodds, Theresa Weaver, Meghan King, Katie Sullivan, Martha Ware, Amanda Baker, and Katherin Lawson-Rhodes, thank you.