Okay enough about me, back to the rest of my seniors. I hope that you all take some time this Thanksgiving to pause and revel in all that you have already accomplished. You have been valuable members of teams, captains and leaders to your peers, members of student government, involved in mentor programs, volunteer activities and given back so much to the community, you should all be so proud of yourselves. But along with that pride, I know that there are probably many bittersweet emotions. As we all know, there are so many lasts during senior year: last first day of high school, last game as a high school athlete, last competition or halftime show with the high school marching band. But Thanksgiving, with all its rivalries and celebrations of classmates and seniors, probably represents one of the biggest and the one that may hit closest to home, mostly because it actually deals with home. Because with Thanksgiving comes possibly the biggest realization: this will most likely be the last year that you are living at home at Thanksgiving time. Next year, you will probably be coming home for Thanksgiving instead of being home for Thanksgiving. And that goes for school as well, next year you will no longer be a student at your high school but you will have graduated to alumni status.
I am truly honored and thankful that I got to be a part of your journey. If I can tell you one thing, it would be to remind you that is important to enjoy all of these special moments. And please don't forget your families either, try to be extra nice to them this week (and this year). As I pointed out above, for various reasons, this is just as bittersweet for them as it is for you. Okay, enough rambling and soap box for me, members of the Class of 2017, and your families, I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week, one that is filled with family, football games (varsity, powder puff, professional, even a friendly game of touch football), pep rallies, spirit walls and anything and everything you could possibly wish for.
Below, in no particular order, are my wonderful 2018 seniors. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with you all. You were all so different yet all so impressive and remarkable in your own way. I wish you all the best and I thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your senior year.*
*Please note: I have only included the seniors that have given me permission to post their images on social media.