Student Column: Colusa High Beat: Senior year should also include some fun
As senior year starts to pass by with flying colors, reality hits and one realizes it is time to make some very big decisions in life. We need to decide where we are going to college and what we would enjoy studying. As time goes on, we change our minds again and again, but the meaning of what we want to do is always there. Now that time is continuing to move, it is hard not to think about all the things we have left to do for our senior year.
Our last basketball homecoming is less than three weeks away and sometimes the stress from preparation makes it a little harder to enjoy. Homecoming is always a special time for our school and especially for the community because it is an excuse for us all to be together for a special event. After weeks of hair-pulling and tears, it is worth it in the end to see our community and school coming together as one.
Now that we are back from a well-deserved winter break, we are diving right into one of the most stressful things that have to be accomplished in high school, the senior project. By now, all of us have chosen our physical project and our writing topic. Whether it is something to better the school or community, we all are doing something meaningful that we enjoy. Even though we have to do the 12-paragraph research paper, it isn't so difficult when writing about something interesting. Until the time comes for senior speeches, we will continue being nervous and afraid of of speaking in front of strangers about a topic that means so much to us. After we are done with the stress of senior projects, we soon get to celebrate at our senior prom.
Every girl and many boys dream about their senior prom and all of its components. We ask ourselves, "What will I wear?" and "How will I do my hair?" months in advance, just because the excitement takes over. We think we will know what to expect, but when the night comes, all of our preconceptions fade away and we enjoy our last big event together before graduation.
Then the excitement of graduation comes. It is hard to explain the feelings for graduation. Many of us will stay close and some of us will travel. However, no matter where we decide to go, we will always carry Colusa and everything it gave us. We will wait for our names to be called to receive our diplomas, having people who watched us grow up think about how fast the time went by. We will be proceeding o our new beginnings.
Again, no matter where we go in life, we will always carry Colusa High School and our community with us because we would not be where we are without it. So, until that time comes, it is time to stop stressing out and it is time to enjoy the short while we have left as seniors.
Editor's Note: Starting next week, Haley Lyss will be joined by Fallon Freed, who will be this year's Maxwell High Beat Writer. Freed is a junior at Maxwell High School.
– Haley Lyss is the student beat writer for Colusa High School.