I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I am officially a senior. Every year, it’s Whitney High tradition for the senior class to wake up early and watch the sunrise to signify the dawn of a new year; our final year in high school. Quarantine cancelled the official event, but my friends and I decided to plan our own with some awesome custom shirts.
Five o’clock am at Clarke Dominguez Park, we all gathered in the freezing cold to watch the sunrise. This was actually the first time all of us had even seen each other since March 13, the last of school before the shutdown due to COVID.
Since school was canceled, we’ve been having social distanced picnics and fun zoom calls, but we never had everyone attending at once. I was extremely happy that our whole group could meet up and celebrate our accomplishments and commemorate how far we’ve come.
It was pretty incredible to see the colorfully painted skies and the glowing sun rise over the mountains. But what really mattered was having the opportunity to kick off our senior year together. I am so pumped to have such an amazing group of friends to spend the last year of high school with and participate in the special senior activities!
A Reflection of Last Year
My Junior year was by far the craziest, most stressful year of schooling yet. After coming home from a long day of AP, honors, and college enrollment classes, dance and theater rehearsals, plus being drowned in homework, the last thing I wanted to do was keep staring at a computer screen. I lost some of motivation to blog!
Luckily, I plan on having a less stressful senior year, making sure I can carve out time for blogging and fun extracurriculars. Of course I’m taking a few APs, am peer teaching for a beginning dance class, and working as an officer for my business club, BUT it’s a much lighter load than last year!
I’ve seriously missed writing for my website and documenting my life adventures, lessons, and activities, but this year I can finally get back into it! I’m going to have tons to write about with family vacations, school activities, life experiences, and hanging with my friends.