Senior reflects on the right decision to transfer to WHS
Katie Ward, fresh into WHS, was certainly a sight to see; glasses, braces, khaki shorts and still without a driver’s license. Did I mention I was a junior? Yes, my first day of junior year fresh into the Wooster City School District from Norwayne, to say the least I was petrified, shaking uncontrollably and not even knowing what an AP class was, yet I still enrolled into two of them.
Looking ahead to a whole year later, I am still amazed that I was able to survive those first few weeks as the new kid who had never heard of a “student ID.”
Nearly two years later, as I prepare to leave my legacy at WHS, I could not be more thankful for the experiences that I have endured.
High school has bestowed on me unique life lessons that I know I would not have experienced anywhere else.
As I reflect on my short tenure as a General, I can’t help but reminisce on some of the situations that have contributed to making my time here so unique, such as getting my AP Lang book stolen at airport security, to being the designated team mom on the Speech and Debate team. I could have never imagined just how much I would have enjoyed my time here at WHS as it was anything but the “four-year prison sentence” I was preparing myself for.
As I write my last assignment ever for BLADE, I feel compelled to share some of the most valuable lessons I have learned:
1) You can still pass AP Environmental Science even without taking chemistry (sorry Silvaggi)
2) It is never too late to join the Speech and Debate team or the Drama Club
3) Late night breakfast runs with friends are always apt.
Though I know I have countless more important life lessons to learn, as I prepare to say goodbye to Wooster and head to The Ohio State University, I could not have asked for a better high school career.
As many caffeine fueled all-nighters and AP Stats study hall rants I have had, high school has definitely not been easy, but it has shaped me into the person I am today, and I am forever grateful to the students and staff of both the WHS and the staff of the BLADE.