'May Madness' means summer is near
There are only a few weeks of school left at Marysville High School, and the students are obviously glad that summer is near. For the seniors, this summer is a transition to an entirely different stage of life and a new independence. Though each graduate has his or her own future plan, most are thrilled at the prospect of a change and looking forward to starting their lives outside of high school.
Despite the fact there are only a few weeks left, students at the high school remain quite busy. Senior Jami Rollins said, "I don't know why they call it March Madness. It should be May Madness."
Jami has been busy filling out scholarship applications, and she also chaired a committee that recently put on the spring blood drive. The blood drive was successful, and many students generously gave their time and blood to a good cause. Jami said, "We had 113 registered and 90 units of blood taken."
Several of the spring sports teams have also done quite well this year. Kaitlin Mazzei, a senior, is proud of her soccer team's undefeated record. She said, "Going to playoffs has been a great way to say good-bye to high school."
Senior Nick Kautz, a member of the tennis teams, claims that their season has been "tasty." Another team member, senior Moriah Edwards, says that not only was the team undefeated in league, but they made it to the quarter finals in playoffs and sent five team members to individual playoffs. The baseball team also made it to playoffs. Congratulations to all of these athletes.
MHS's leadership group is also working hard to finish off the year. Elections for next year's student body officers just recently ended, and this week, the student body is preparing a food day fundraiser, where clubs and classes can sell a variety of food items they are normally not allowed to sell. Students welcome some new lunch options, and the leadership group and clubs all like having an opportunity to fundraise.
Members of ASB are also planning a car show fundraiser May 29 in the student parking lot. If successful, this could become an annual event. ASB members are excited to create a new tradition at their high school.
Today, students and staff will gather in the gym for the annual scholarship and awards ceremony. Here, students are praised for high academic achievement, athletic ability and good citizenship. Invitations to this event have been distributed throughout the week, and many students are eager to attend.
Graduation is June 4 at War Memorial Stadium. The graduating seniors are definitely glad to walk the stage. And next year's returning students have years of sports and events and classes to look forward to.
Karah Kemmerly is a senior at Marysville High School. This is her final column for the Education section.