High School provided many new treasured memories
I entered high school just like most other freshmen: unsuspecting and extremely nervous.
Before high school, I attended a small private school with only 23 students in my class, most of whom I had not spoken to for two years. I knew almost nobody.
So, when I stood, waiting for the large white doors to the WHS academic wing to open on the first day of school, I was shaking.
Now, reflecting upon that day, I laugh at my first day freshman self. In a few short months, I formed relationships that will last me a lifetime.
As a four-year member of the marching band, I could not have picked a better group of people with whom to spend my Friday nights, hoping we do not take a wrong turn during the halftime show, and with whom I did not mind spending three grueling, endless weeks of band camp each summer.
The Speech and Debate team gave me the ability to open myself up and speak to people I have never met.
I enjoyed every Saturday, riding the bus at 6:30 a.m., with some of the best people I have ever met, just to speak to people who judge us on how well we communicate. I would not have overcome my fear of public speaking without the students and mentors who helped me practice every week.
Finally, I want to thank the BLADE family.
Throughout my three years on BLADE, I have been able to meet so many people who have influenced me as a person. People who have shown me that even students deserve a chance to express their opinions. The relationships I have created as a member of the BLADE staff will be those I will remember and carry on through life.
If there were one piece of advice I could give, it would be to never be afraid to talk to people.
When I reflect upon my four years in high school, I do not always remember exactly what I was doing or why it was fun, but I will never forget the people with whom I was able to spend those moments.