An open letter to all:
To the seniors, in 4 months we’ll all be in different places. 12 years we’ve waited for these 9 months to be the “best year in our schooling career”. Yes, I agree that we were robbed. Some robbed of prom, some robbed of graduation, and all of us robbed of a complete senior year. Although there is much negativity that surrounds the current time, we’ve almost made it. Whether online or not, we’re almost done high school and we’re onto bigger things. I know most of us don’t really care that we’ve “living through history” right now but it’s true. It has been proven that social distancing is working, and hopefully, we’ll be able to have an even better summer.
To the teachers, thank you. Thank you for dealing with us for so many years and for some of you, that might’ve been over ten years ago. Without you, we wouldn’t be the same people we are today. Regardless of when you taught us, you had an impact and will forever hold a special place in our hearts. I realize that this new technology and a thousand different learning websites is very stressful but we’re all getting through it. Again, thank you for everything that you’ve done throughout the past years for all your students.
To the underclassmen, make the most of all the sporting events, spirit days, and other school-related events. Even if you aren’t much a football or soccer person, go to a game anyway. My biggest regret in high school is not going to these different events because I thought it was lame. If you want change to happen, you have to be the one to start it. Try something new and you never know what could happen. Take risks, and live life.
To my friends, you better keep in touch with me because I’m going to miss you dearly. Next year is surely going to be a change but I don’t want our friendship to fade because of a little distance. I really hope that this quarantine doesn’t last too much longer because I don’t know how much longer I can go without seeing you in person. I know that FaceTime really isn’t cutting it these days but it’s the best we have so I guess we just have to “deal with it”. Thanks for dealing with my crazy life for however long it’s been and next time I see you you’re getting a big hug.
To my family, the transition is going to be tough for sure and I already know that it’s going to be weird not seeing me hide out in my room. Thank you for the constant support and love that you’ve given me for nearly 18 years. Without you, I don’t think I would’ve been able to accomplish all that I’ve done so far. I know that I can be difficult to work with, but you’ve somehow managed to love me through it all. I have no doubt that I’ll be seeing you at any and all family weekends and football games. But also give me some space, please. Although I will never admit it, I do love all that you’ve done for me. So again, thank you and I love you all.
Sarah Adams is a BBG from Dafna BBG #1110 in South Jersey Region and is a drum major in marching band.
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