It’s Time

As her time on The Hill comes to a close, senior Ally Pea reflects on what it means to graduate

It is a glorious time when students are about to begin their summer vacations. For the seniors, this means we get to finish school a week early (no offense but the rest of y’all are suckers). However, it also means that we are finally graduating. 

After eighteen years of forced schooling, you would think it might be sad to leave behind the friends and teachers you have met along the way but nope. It is so unbelievably exciting to finally be moving on. The dread and anxiety that comes with getting into college and graduating are finally gone. We never have to worry about it again. On top of that, we are moving out and going to college, and while a couple of months ago that seemed scary, now it just seems like it won’t come soon enough.  

If you’re nervous about that, then don’t worry because, in a few days, we will begin our summer vacation. That’s right Cathedral, it is time for beaches, bikinis, and absolutely no school preventing you from doing whatever you want to do. So you’ll have all the time in the world to relax and spend time with the people that matter to you before you leave. 

Even though some of you, no matter what, will spend the whole summer worrying, the rest of us will celebrate our last summer without responsibilities. Next summer, most of us will be home but we’ll have a summer job, an internship, or God forbid summer college courses preventing us from spending time with our high school friends. However, you still have this summer.

Ally Pea reflects on her past and looks to her future.

 As seniors, this is our last real opportunity to be kids so we should enjoy it while we still can. I don’t know who needs to hear this but you have your whole life to worry so just be a kid for a little while longer and enjoy the time you have left. Not to be cliche or anything but you only live once so please don’t waste it. 

As for me, I’m not worried about the future. Yes, I’ll miss my friends and my family but I’ll have the opportunity to explore the world and meet new people which is something I have always wanted to do. At this point, I just couldn’t be more excited. 

Unfortunately leaving high school means no more writing for the Megaphone and I think I’ll miss that most of all. While it is sad that I only had a year to write for you guys, it has been a privilege and an honor to do so. Thank you for allowing me to  do something I love for high school credit and most importantly thank you for reading. And with that, it’s time to say goodbye Cathedral.