As the 2013 graduates gathered one last time and celebrated
a milestone together,
the speaker asked them what kind of legacy do they want
to create in their next chapter of life.
They have all ready created a legacy in high school…hopefully one to be proud of.
What was your legacy in high school?
Did you realize you left one?
Was it positive?
Did you hurt people just to get a vote?
…..to become popular?
… just to realize it doesn’t matter after high school.
Or, were you the one always lifting
Some seniors were asked to write their reflections of the past four
years of high school for the school
All of them had very similar stories.
While learning academics and conquering goals of accomplishments
were apart of their legacy, nothing stood out more
than the wisdom that they gained.
Through the ups and downs…the most treasured lessons they had learnt wasn’t
Trig or that research paper their junior year.
They learned what true friendship truely looks like,
and that sometimes people change.
They learned to accept who they were and not to put their self worth
…into the latest brand
…into what others thought of them
…into if they were popular for all the wrong reasons.
They found themselves and found their own interest. They found the importance of
having good character even when no one is watching.
They learned not to define themselves or define others by the rumors
that others spread.
They learned to be true to themselves.
What an amazing legacy,
amazing lessons that these seniors can pass down to
the upcoming freshman.
Dear 8th grader,
Dear college student,
Dear church leader,
When your journey is said and done, whether it be a legacy you will leave
in high school, at work, in the church,
or passed down to your kids,
what will it say?
* Photos via Penny Knight, Tracy Porter, and HCBOE