It’s hard to believe we only have three and a half days left of high school.

At the start of senior year, I thought this day would never come. I was dreading going to school, dreading having another year left to suffer through. Now, I can’t believe it came so fast. Although I am completely ready to leave and start my new life as a college student and athlete. I will miss being in high school. I’ll miss the routine - how I know exactly where I see all of my friends throughout the day - and I’ll miss knowing everyone. I like being able to walk through the halls and see familiar faces wherever I look.

To my fellow seniors: I will miss you. I’ve been in school with some of you since kindergarten, others I have met along the way, but my high school experience would not have been the same without all of you. It’s so crazy that after graduation we will part ways and I’ll never see most of you again. Whatever you choose to do in life, I know you will be successful.

For the teams that I’ve been a part of during high school, you’ve made this quite an experience. From all those early mornings in the weight room to crazy late nights in the journalism lab, I’ve loved every second of it and I can’t believe this was my last year with you all. I know you will continue the legacy our teams have and keep making each year the best one yet.

We made it through the “end of the world.” We made it through first semester. We made it through AP tests. We have almost made it through our last semester of high school. We all will make it through the last week that will seem like it drags on forever but is gone in the blink of an eye. Before we know it, we will be saying last goodbyes and thank yous to all of the teachers who guided and helped us through these four years of high school.

The Class of 2013 is smart. We have what it takes to make a difference in the world. Wherever we go, we will be known. Novi knows how to leave a mark on anything they do and the Class of 2013 leaves a strong legacy behind them of students, athletes, journalists, thespians, singers, artists and more. I wish each and every one of you good luck in the future - I know you will make the best of it and be successful and happy.