New Life seniors prepare for final farewell
Well, the year is beginning to wind down here at New Life Christian High School. Basketball season is over, which means no more staying after school for practice and no more groggy students the morning after away games.
Spirit Week was two weeks ago, which included dressing up in a different costume every day and a pep rally put on by the student council. Also included were Valentine's Day festivities, such as a junior high/high school party provided by the student council, a fundraiser called "Drama and Dessert" put on by the senior class and our annual homecoming event.
After these extremely busy last few weeks, it's nice just to relax and look forward to spring break, which will be the next significant thing happening at school. Stanford testing will arrive in a few months, along with the annual science fair — and after that, the year is almost over.
This is about the time of year when students start counting down to the last day of school, eager to start summer vacation. A few students have mixed feelings about the end of the year coming up and summer beginning.
Freshman Wyatt Johnson said, "I'm glad that the year is ending, but I will miss my friends."
Junior Gary Whiteley had similar feelings: "I'm happy for summer to get here, but I'm sad that all my friends (seniors) are leaving, and knowing that I won't see the rest of my friends after next year is scary."
Junior Justin Malson was thinking ahead to his senior year as well: "I'm not quite ready for the year to end, but I think I'll have a fun senior year."
Other students such as sophomores Sylvn Vieira and Julia Jacob were just excited for summer's arrival. Sylvn said, "I think it's going to be a great summer." Julia said, "I feel great about summer coming up; no school, no learning — awesome!"
It is an exciting time for the whole campus, but also a reflective time — for the seniors at least. Senior Joe Whitelely shared his thoughts on the end of the year fast approaching: "I don't want summer to come; it's too soon."
This year, our summer vacation isn't really a summer vacation. Some of us will be attending college classes this summer, and most of us will attend college full-time in the fall. So we, unlike the rest of the campus, are hoping that this season goes by just a little slower than usual.
Haley Waters is a senior at New Life Christian High School. Her column appears about every sixth week in Education.