The year has already come and gone
The year has come and gone, and Lindhurst High School seniors are only a day away from graduation. It's over — the torture of our high school years is done and about to give way to real life. Seniors rush to get their final checklists done, get their yearbooks, return textbooks and prepare for finals as school comes to a close.
As we move on to become our own success stories, we must remember who helped us get to where we are today. Teachers and staff bid farewell and good luck to their students and prepare to welcome a new batch of freshmen. It is not easy for teachers or seniors; each has left a special place in the others' hearts.
Each day of the last week of school has been filled with seniors trying to tie up those loose ends. Books have to be returned or paid off, college arrangements have to be completed, finals have to be done and a myriad of other tasks must be completed.
Teachers and counselors also have it rough while setting up classes for returning students and incoming freshmen. As crazy as it has been, there are still plenty of good times for all. Teachers and students share laughs and stories as finals come to a close and clubs wrap up their end-of-year duties.
The LHS Future Farmers of America student council has chosen its officers for the 2010-2011 year: Congratulations to everyone, and good work to the retiring officers.
Speaking of retiring, Mr. Blake is retiring this year. Paul Blake is a math teacher who is adored by many of his classes; he works hard to ensure all his students can understand and succeed. Mr. Blake, thank you for touching our minds and hearts. We all wish you a very happy retirement.
To all seniors, I ask one thing: Take the time this week to say thank you to those who have touched your heart and helped you learn the skills for life and college education. If you ever forget your high school years, don't forget the ones whose teachings allowed you to get educated, get a good job and live a good life.
To all my teachers: Thank you for putting up with me for the last four years and helping me prepare for life after high school.
I hope everyone has enjoyed my column and has learned a little something about Lindhurst's clubs and feats of greatness. Thank you for reading.
Kameron Dansby is a senior at Lindhurst High School. This is his final column for the Education section.