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My Wish

Friday, May 18, 2012

"My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, your dreams stay big, your worries stay small; you never need to carry more than you can hold, and while you're out there getting where you're getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you and wants the same things too. Yeah, this is my wish."

--Rascal Flatts, "My Wish"

This school year has escaped us, literally flown by with its up and downs and most importantly with its memories. The Community High Seniors' last day was Friday, May eleventh; it was a day filled with smiles, laughter, and tears -- a day that will be engraved into the back of the Seniors' minds for the better part of the rest of their lives.

By the time we were all settled into the Honors Day ceremony, cameras were snapping away as family members gazed down at the babies they had raised into successful young adults, and friends shared glances that could only mean, 'I can't believe we made it.' It seemed only momentarily until the ceremony was over and yearbooks were distributed. Seniors were first to turn the pages, assessing their year and basking in the glory of being the biggest fish in the pond, but they also reminisced of old times and hugged one another tightly.

Reality hits everyone at different times, some when they are younger, some just this year. Everyone starts to look around at this point and ask, 'where did the time go?' Truth is it passes the fastest when you pay the least attention to it. As you trudge through high school, in the beginning you think you'll never make it out, yet by senior year you're grasping for more time while trying to place your feet into a sturdy future.

My wish for the seniors as they move on is that they will take what they have gained here, not only from the school, or from the teachers, but also from each other, and exalt it in the new world they are being thrust into. I hope that they excel in every possible sense of the word, and go so far in life their names are common place in our vocabulary. As I quote a very famous movie, I'm sure that we all wish this to our seniors as they leave the nest. "Live long and prosper." Congratulations class of 2012!

Paige Vincion
Student column
Paige Vincion is a junior at Community High School. Student columns appear each Wednesday in the Times-Gazette. For more information about this column or other news in education, contact Tracy Simmons at tsimmons@t-g.com.