Goodbye to an Interesting Four Years: Lily’s Senior Goodbye

Lily Ives, Editor in Chief

Saying goodbye to high school is not an easy task. I’ve spent every hour of the past four years focused on high school, so to leave it all behind is a hard task to complete. 

I’ve made so many memories here in WR and I’m so thankful for that. I’ve met people who I truly believe are going to be lifelong friends and companions. I’ve learned so much from people like my advisor, Kay Landon, and all my past teachers. People like Mr. Austin, Ms. Hall, and Mr. Edgar have truly changed my life and how I see things. I will be forever thankful for the lessons I’ve learned.

Besides that, I genuinely found myself in these past four years. I’ve changed so much and I’m so much happier and more confident with who I am. From freshman year to my final weeks of high school, I have become so much more me, if that makes sense. I finally feel comfortable with who I am and that has changed my life. 

The people I’ve met here have made my life so much better and I wouldn’t know any of them without being here.

At the end of my freshman year, I decided to join the Haystack and I am so glad I made that decision. I’ve experienced so many new things all thanks to this club/class and I’ve met so many amazing people who have taught me so much. I spoke to people I never would have before all thanks to the newspaper. And Ms. Landon is easily one of the best people I’ve ever met. She has helped me so much with my life and she means the world to me.

I think I’ll miss all the small things most. The little conversations I had with lab partners who I had never spoken to and the weird things that used to happen in the cafeteria are things I’ll always remember. I remember back in my first year of high school, where we had numerous fire drills during snowstorms, in like, a week’s time and I remember how all of us were so cold and tired yet still found humor in the situation. I’ll always remember that. 

So, goodbye WR, and thank you for all the memories. I’ll never forget these four years and the people I’ve met have forever changed my life. Here’s to the next few years of my life.