The early days of K4 and K5 said hi and waved goodbye. So did 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd. Don’t exclude 4th and 5th grade. They did the same to me too. It doesn’t feel that long ago, but truly, reality hits hard: it’s been 14 years. A split second later we transfer to Middle School, the memorable crazy days of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The race called “High School” that at first seemed forever is ending, as the finish line looms up in less than 2 weeks’ time. Who on Earth think’s they’re ready? It’s the final countdown, the climax for me and my peers.
Making the most out of Senior Year has been the golden rule I stuck with the entire time. Truly, the “I just want to graduate” mindset has begun to contradict itself, as with time slipping away, there are still many things I still wish I had more time to achieve. As a whole, I learned to not be afraid of trying new things, especially activities that are new to me like performing! There is only a small window of opportunity left this year, which I am presented with 2 choices: either to leave it to pass or create long-lasting memories. Spending time with the awesome people I’ve grown more familiar with over the years is key, as soon we’ll be strewn all over the globe, with the likelihood of not seeing each other again. Especially over High School, it’s been such a wonder I got to know more people both in my grade and the underclassmen over the years, through the classes I had from time to time! No matter how short time my time in ICS is left, the ultimate message forever speaks true: this is where I belong.
If you ask me of what I’ll remember most of this place, I’ll honestly tell you it’s too numerous to count. From discovering my love of heavy metal back in Middle School to the awesome High School trips like Eagles’ Camps, SALT Trips, and the very meaningful Senior Trip, I will remember how this community encourages me to LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST. To rock it out with great friends and grow in my relationship towards Christ Jesus. All those familiar faces of friends and the cordial smiles of understanding teachers is why I call ICS “my 2nd home.” The place where tight-knit friendships are made, such as through the Mulan Jr. an unforgettable bond of teamwork I shared with the cast!
To this great place and people I offer a heartfelt thanks, and will always cherish the pride of being a part of the Class of 2019. A great life of 14 years is close to being complete, with memories that will forever last a lifetime. God bless, love you all, and Eagles forever, the best is yet to come. Nineteen forever.