Wait… We’re Seniors?

After 12 years of schooling, this will be our final hurrah. Let’s make Year 13 one to remember

By Tyler Valentine

Alright guys, this is it. It’s the last time most of us will see each other for the rest of our lives.

We’ve been going to school together for 13 years and it all comes to an end here. Quite honestly, I’m not ready yet. I think back to our freshman year and how the seniors seemed so mature. I look at us as seniors now, thinking about how we still look like freshmen.

The past 13 years have been quite a rollercoaster of ups and downs. There have been many firsts since we started going to school together. While we were in fourth grade, Barack Obama became the first African American to become president. In seventh grade, a tornado hit the whole town. In 10th grade, Dexter officially became a city. The summer before our junior year, gay marriage was legalized. American hero, Bruce Jenner, has transitioned and now goes by the name Caitlyn.

In less than a year we will be dropped off at a new school, and we’ll have to learn how to live on our own. I’m almost 17, and I have yet to figure out the right cereal to milk ratio. That aside, it’s now time for us to step up and take on the responsibilities of the senior class.

We lead the student section. We are the ones underclassmen go to for advice. The choice is ours to make it a great year or not. Though I am stressed beyond measure, this year is going to be the best year of school in Dexter.

We are front row for every football game, we have the opportunity to take a reduced schedule, and most importantly, we have senior skip days.

I probably just lost any confidence people had in our senior class, but I promise, follow our lead this year; it’s going to be L17 (get it? It’s like lit, but we’re class of ‘17, so it’s L17).