The Rest is Still Unwritten
By Olivia Wall
On May 29, 2014, I will be officially finished with what many say are the greatest four years of life. It seems very surreal and I am still in a state of shock. I’m just waiting for it to finally hit me that it’s all over. My high school experience has been astounding. The things I’ve learned and the people I have met have profoundly impacted my life. I am sure that I am leaving this school confident and prepared for whatever comes next.
Seton High School has done wonderful things for me. I went from president of the freshman class to vice president of the executive board. I have gotten involved in a myriad of different things that I never would’ve imagined I would allow myself to do four years ago. That is what high school is about. It’s about discovering yourself and finding out who you are, what you’re good at, what you like and what you don’t. It’s the time to make mistakes and learn from them because soon after, you’re going to be on your own and won’t have anyone to clean up the messes you make but yourself.
Seton has challenged me in ways I never thought possible. Whether it’s through working hard in tough classes or going outside of my comfort zone, staff and faculty from Seton have helped me along the way. That is yet another amazing thing about Seton. We have some of the best staff and faculty around who sometimes go unrecognized. I would like to say right now how grateful and appreciative I am to all of you who have helped me stay diligent in my studies and guide me toward graduation.
With the looming graduation come feelings of excitement, anxiety, and extreme sadness because I know these are the last few days I have attending school every day with my best friends. These four years at Seton have put some of the best people I’ve ever known into my life. It’ll be strange not seeing them in the halls every day or eating lunch with them in our “stoop” outside choral hall next year, but I’m already looking forward to our future lunch dates and the college stories we’ll have to share over breaks.
I look forward to what comes next and life post high school, but there’s something really hard about letting Seton go. Most of my favorite memories take place in the actual building or with my best friends from Seton. That doesn’t go away easily. But like Natasha Bedingfield said, “Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten”. Graduating high school is just an ending to the greatest chapter in my book so far. There are plenty more awesome memories to be made and I know I’ll be prepared for anything because I’m a graduate of Seton High School.