Seniors, get ready to say goodbye
Over the past few months, I have written about how other students view Lindhurst High School. I collected their opinions about many topics that vary from losing our librarian to trash on campus, which was my very first column. My writing has reflected not only my views but also Lindhurst students and past alumni. This column is my last, so I dedicate it to the seniors who are about to cross the stage at graduation.
Magdalena Avila, a junior at LHS, said, "Class of 2011, you're on to the real world and I wish you all the best of luck, because in a year, I will be in your shoes. Strive for the best and don't settle for less — and good luck to all of you."
Magdalena also said: "A special shout-out to the soccer boys: Martin Rivera, Gabriel Garcia and my cousin, Alexis Lopez. Lastly, Mario Miramontes — thank you for always being there. I'll miss you guys."
Violet Potts, a sophomore at LHS, said, "To all the seniors, you are some of the most amazing people that LHS has ever had. Most of them are very kind, and caring. As an underclassman, I want to say that I am proud of those who are graduating, and I hope that their lives fall into place."
Brigitte Zermeno, a junior, advised seniors to "leave the drama in high school, because it can only get worse when you get older."
Another junior at LHS, Jamie Yang, said, "To the 2011 graduates of Lindhurst High School, I'd like to congratulate you all! Enjoy the freedom that college brings and make the most of it. To my favorite junior-senior, Ashley Hickey, I'll miss you the most. I know you will go far in life with your high ambitions and your wonderful personality."
Underclassmen are not the only people who have to say goodbye to seniors. Seniors will be saying their goodbyes and be missing some of people they have grown close to over the past years. Personally, I'll be leaving my best friend, Michael Donald, which breaks my heart. He is both my best friend and my boyfriend. I wish him the best in his life, and hopefully in the near future, we will find our way back to each other.
Not only will I be leaving Michael, but I'll be leaving my other friends, Jamie Yang and Kassandra Camacho. They have been there for me through thick and thin, and I only wish I was able to stay around another year to continue this journey with them.
Jamie and Kassandra: Not everything will work out perfectly, but regardless, you two will find your way and make a name for yourselves. You'll go far, and I wish you both the best anyone could ask for. I love you both; enjoy your senior year.
Seniors, say your goodbyes and prepare for new hellos. This is our month, so let's make it the best.
Ashley Hickey is a senior at Lindhurst High School. This is her final column for Education.