For seniors, the school year is coming to an end; and not only that, but the whole high school experience is about to be terminated by the last bell. While some people are actually sad about this, some are very excited to begin a new chapter of their lives.
“I’m happy to graduate and to finally get out of here and I’m excited to live by my own rules responsibly,” Senior Ryan Wilken said.
With that, seniors all over Olathe Northwest are saying their last goodbyes to teachers, staff, and underclassmen as they wrap up their final exams. Although it can be a sad time, there is always a point in life where you have to move on. Even teachers are expressing their relationships with the seniors they have known for so long.
“I’m really going to miss the seniors because I’ve followed them in a way ever since my freshman English class at Prairie Trail. It’s different to see them leaving,” English teacher Jessica Sweaney said.
“I will miss all of the staff that I was close with,” Wilken said.
Seniors all over the school are mapping their futures with plans of dedication and success. Wilken says he wants to go into entrepreneurship as well as a degree in photography at Johnson County Community College.
“My goal in life is to be a professional photographer, I want to start my own business,” Wilken said. And although Wilken seems excited, he showed a hint of curiosity and worry about his future.
Its no question that moving on as a senior is a huge step for everyone, but how you take that step really determines your future and aspirations. Good luck to all of the seniors, and farewell. It has been a pleasure to deliver news and interesting stories to the students of Olathe Northwest.