The Final Bow

Maddie Wright, Senior editor

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Senior year is essentially just goodbye after goodbye after goodbye. Some goodbyes can be good! Like “lol bye chemistry, never taking you again” but a lot of goodbyes can hurt. A lot.
There are so many of us who are saying bye to our sports and to our choirs and to so many things that you can’t help but feel like you’re completely leaving yourself behind.

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“I’ve played softball for half of my life, and it’s hard to let it go,” commented senior, Kate Johnson.

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“Everything I did was the last time I would do it,” added senior Corby Tobin about theater.

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“I just broke down into tears because I was so happy to achieve my goal and heartbroken to say goodbye to my swim team family,” said senior Ava Atkinson.

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“I feel like it’s ripping away part of my soul and I’ll die without it,” said senior Veva Francisco about poms.

The reason we are saying good-bye in a nonstop manner is because we have to get ready to move on.

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“I’m ready to graduate,” said Johnson.

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“The future is so incredibly unknown and we cling to routine. Entropy rules the universe. High school was one segment of my life, and it helped me grow so much from freshman year to now. I am almost an entirely different person, for better or for worse. But I think for the better,” said Tobin.

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“We spend all this time preparing for college and I can’t wait to see what all the build up is for!” said senior Abby Schmid.

As humans, we live in cycles. And as the class of 2016 turns off the light on their high school careers, they leave the class of 2017 to go through their cycle of good-byes.

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We’ve been told since freshman year about how fast high school passes. And it’s true, but my advice would be to just enjoy the moment and not worry about what comes next,” said Johnson.

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“No one told me this, but senior year is hard in a totally different way. You have to balance school, extracurriculars, college and scholarship apps, and everything else-just be ready for that,” said Schmid.

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“Enjoy your last year and don’t take it for granted. This will make it harder to say goodbye, but later on you’ll have much fonder memories of your final moments as a high schooler because you will never get these moments back,” said Atkinson.

All in all, one word seems to sum up senior year.

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It was very bittersweet,” said Johnson on her last game.

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“It felt panicky and truly bittersweet,” said Tobin on his last show.

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It was bittersweet,” said Schmid on leaving marching band.

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“This is going to sound cliche but it was very bittersweet,” said Atkinson on her last swim meet.

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One Response to “The Final Bow”

  1. Amy Wright on May 10th, 2016 7:06 am

    “Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower,
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf,
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day,
    Nothing gold can stay.”
    Robert Frost

    Stay Gold, Class of 2016 !

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