Senior farewell: A few words of wisdom

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After four years of wonderful memories at Conestoga, our Spoke seniors are saying their final goodbyes. But before they go, here’s some final advice from them:  Four years of high school goes by surprisingly fast. Try to make the best of it, and don’t take the opportunities you will have as a high school student...

After four years of wonderful memories at Conestoga, our Spoke seniors are saying their final goodbyes. But before they go, here’s some final advice from them: 

Four years of high school goes by surprisingly fast. Try to make the best of it, and don’t take the opportunities you will have as a high school student for granted. But keep in mind that you don’t have to do everything and that balance is very important. In the end, nothing matters more than your health. There may also be times when things aren’t going well, you make mistakes, or you feel lost. However, this is all part of growing up and finding yourself in high school. So keep your head up because everything will work out in the end.

– Hyunjin Lee

A lot of people will tell you that the four years you spend in high school will define a lot of who you are and in some ways that’s true but it’s also the first time you get to learn about yourself. You might not be quite where you want to be at the moment, and that’s okay. 

Don’t get too caught up in all the milestones. As much as this is an important time, remember to keep trying new things! You never know where you’ll find your people. Even if you do mess up a couple times, the moments that will stick with you are the ones you spent singing in the car wash and dancing in your basement with your best friends not whether or not you did well on that one really hard test. At the end of the day, it’s about the little moments between the big milestones that count.

– Ananya Kulkarni

To quote something I heard four boys from Liverpool once say, “There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” 

Two years ago I didn’t even know this town existed and when I moved here, I initially felt pretty lost. Now looking back on my time at ‘Stoga and at Spoke, almost half of which was seemingly turned into a mind-numbing episode of Black Mirror, I realize it’s easy to feel out of place when you’re right in the middle of things. It’s important to realize that there’s truly a place for you wherever you are and everywhere you go, it just takes some time to find it.

– Zakiyah Gaziuddin

They say it goes by fast and it certainly does, so be sure to make the most of it. Try new things, meet new people, don’t judge others. Most importantly do what makes you feel good, there is no need to take 12 AP classes if you don’t want to.  

I wish I had learned the true value of close friendships before COVID hit. Invest in building close and intimate relationships that create more memories than you can dream of; you will look back on the fun you had with friends, not the nights screaming at that textbook. 

– Andrew Fessick

Don’t stress about college. Unless you intend on entering a professional field where a degree is necessary, it’s not worth your time (nor money).  Use the next four years as a time to discover your interests and develop your skills. Focus on building relationships that will benefit you beyond your time at ‘Stoga. Even if you struggle, always remember- your time here is temporary.

– Val Pucci

The time we have is limited, but let’s not limit ourselves to the time we have. Be with those who make you care, be with those who make you think, be with those who make you smile. You may think you’ve got it all or nothing at all, but I urge you, never give up the hunt. There will be a day to top all others, there will be a love to match no other, there will be a life worth living. Go out, find it, and live it without regrets.

– Trey Phillips 

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