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From Beginnings to Endings

courtesy of Riley Shankman

    Dear Braedy, 

Next year, you will join the fresh faces of the South class ‘28. You will understand what being a Titan means: to be curious, kind, respectful, and proud. And let me be the first to tell you that while these four years might not be the best, you will miss it when it’s over.

 As the final chapter of my high school story comes to a close, and yours begins, it’s with a mixture of emotions as I bid farewell to the familiar halls, bustling classrooms, and friendships that have defined my time here. From freshman year’s nervous excitement to senior year’s bittersweet nostalgia, I would not trade it for anything.

I  could go on and on giving advice, like, make sure to get to the panini line early, or it won’t be worth it, or that the quickest way between pits is the downstairs link. But, I won’t because it’s monotonous and dull, and you will hear it a million and one times. 

Instead, I will give you the most important thing I’ve learned during my time at South. Before you stop reading, don’t worry; it’s not at all related to what I learned in class.

 The most important thing I realized and my biggest regret during my time at South is that high school is about more than school; in fact, school itself has little to do with what makes your high school experience successful. 

While the knowledge I gained during high school will benefit my academic pursuits in college, the experiences and people I met during high school are what left a lasting impression on the person I am today. 

Freshman year, I joined The Oracle solely because I knew my friends would do it too (and to be a little bit like Rory Gilmore). As I became involved in The Oracle, I became enamored with the rush of deadlines and thinking up witty headlines. I fell in love with watching my ideas come together and become published. 

Most importantly, I met some of my closest friends through The Oracle. If I had chosen to stay home and study for that math test instead of getting Panera with my friends after layout, I would have missed out on precious time with some of the greatest people I know. 

What I am saying about high school is that while you might want to spend your next four years preparing to leave, taking all the right classes, and joining activities to have that perfect college resume, don’t. 

Take advantage of your time as a Titan. Go to the homecoming game, join that club that interests you, and find what you love because that will stick with you when you go. 

In two short weeks, I will walk across the stage at graduation, signifying the end of my four years at South. 

Braedy, your four years are just beginning, and I can’t wait to see what you do as you take advantage of what it means to be a Titan. Good luck B!


Sincerely, Your Big Sis 

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