Senior Tributes

Joe Arino-Sandomenico, editor

June 10, 2020

As my time at LHS winds down, I have begun reminiscing about the last four years.

While I cannot wait to leave because I did not enjoy my high school years as much as the average student, there are a couple of things that will make it a little harder.

Since I will be attending Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J. in the fall to study sports management, I am going to miss picking apart the boys and girls basketball as well as the football teams here at LHS. I will, in fact, miss thinking I can do a better job at coaching them.

What I will miss the most from my high school experience is being apart of The Lighthouse. Although I only joined the program last year, I have learned a lot more than anywhere else in high school.

Writing “The Monthly Pessimist” column really showed me I can be myself in more ways than I could have imagined. I enjoyed having an unpopular opinion at times without caring what anyone else thinks. It was really fun being the bad guy.

I would like to say thank you to journalism teacher Ms. Pastor for guiding me through the program to become the writer that I am today. Without the journalism program, there would be a hole in my high school career. It would be incomplete, but with Ms. Pastor’s help, I finally had something to look forward to when I walked into class.

I would also like to thank all of the other students in the journalism program, past and present, who assisted me along the way. Every student I have interacted with most likely contributed to me being the writer I am today.

I enjoyed having an unpopular opinion at times without caring what anyone else thinks.

I am not sad about leaving LHS, and unlike a lot of other students, I do not feel like I need to be remembered by anyone from high school nor do I want to be.

However, if there is one thing I want anyone to remember, it is this: be yourself because nobody cares, and if they do judge you, they do not matter. Be true to yourself because if someone says you are not good enough for them, then they are not good enough for you. Enjoy being you in the limited time we have here on earth. No one does you better than you.

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