Cue up “Pomp and Circumstance,” because the senior class of Washington High School will officially graduate on May 31, 2009.
Getting this close to the big day, I can’t help but wonder if I’m supposed to feel sad. I'm so excited to have reached this milestone, and I can tell that the feeling is mutual among my classmates.
But what’s next? Where is everyone headed? Believe me, the next chapter is on everyone’s mind these days, and with that being said, here are some updates:
As for me, I will be spending my summer doing volunteer work and prepping for college. I plan to attend the University of Charleston in West Virginia and study neuroscience psychiatry.
As for my classmates and fellow bloggers, they all have big plans for the future. Marci B. plans to attend Ohio University-Chillicothe and study nursing. Brittney T. will attend Southern State Community College and major in human and social sciences, while Bryan R. will venture to the University of Cincinnati to study aeronautical engineering (he has his sights set on working for NASA one day).
In a small town like ours, you end up having the same classmates your entire life. Not to get all mushy (cue that music!), but we’ve literally watched each other grow up. At a time like this, it’s funny to look at our personalities and quirks today, and then think back over the years. For example, in our recent senior favorites contest, Brittney T. walked away with best hair, Bryan R. swept biggest flirt, and I was crowned “Most Likely to Leave and Never Come Back.” Who knew?
Anyway, I think I speak for everyone when I say that Research History has been an especially amazing senior-year experience. We did so much more than highlight and memorize, and hey, we made a difference in the process. I know I learned more about history, and I hope we’ve inspired others with our words and photos. It’s something I feel really good about.
And, looking forward, I’m more prepared for the future since many colleges and universities are now placing greater emphasis on service learning (check!).
So, this is the point in my post when I flip my tassel to the other side, throw my hat in the air, and my make my exit for the last time. From prom to transcripts, I hoped you’ve liked what I've had to say. And, if you’re not ready for goodbye yet, stay tuned for a final post from our class this Friday.
Over and out.
- Sara S.
Sara S. is (for a few more days, at least) a senior at Washington High School in Washington Court House, Ohio. This semester, She and her Research History classmates have worked on a variety of preservation projects, including documenting and preserving local cemeteries like Good Hope.
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