Senior newspaper reporter reflects on high school years

Looking back on freshman year, I would have never thought this is where I would be. When I think back on high school, I think about all of the good friendships, football games and all the bus rides to bowling meets, but I would not change a thing about how high school went. High school taught me so many lessons that will stick with me all the time. 

Over the years, I have new things like newspaper and bowling. I never would have thought to be in newspaper nor would I have thought to be a bowler throughout high school. I am really glad I did newspaper and bowling because newspaper has helped a lot with writing stories and how to look out for simple mistakes. Bowlers run through my family, but I had no clue that my grandparents were bowlers until I tried out for bowling and my aunt told me that they were bowlers. All the amazing bonds I made through newspaper and bowling brought me out of my shell and more outgoing. 

After high school, I will be working full time and in the fall of 2023, I will be attending either Butler Community College or a trade school for welding. I also would like to get my CDL and drive over the road and travel the world, experience some all the beautiful sunsets and sunrises while I get paid to drive around the United States. 

have a quote throughout high school that I have kept till this day and will keep living by. 

“No matter where you are, whether it’s a quarter mile away or halfway across the world, you’ll always be family.”

This quote is important to me because no matter where I am, my family and the few friends who have stuck with them through thick and thin will always remember me. As my mom Ana Atherton to me, “ you do not have to be their friend, but you can be friendly toward them.”

The one thing I will never forget about high school is to be always yourself and do what makes you happy because in the end you are doing it for yourself and not others.