June 11, 2020
When I heard people say that high school would go by quickly, I never actually believed them. But here I am writing my last article for The Lighthouse and mentally preparing myself for the next four years.
I’ll start off by saying that The Lighthouse and adviser Ms. Pastor have completely changed my life. I’ll admit that I never actually wanted to enroll in the journalism program. As a new kid coming to LHS at the start of my junior year, I believed journalism was way out of my comfort zone and immediately wanted to remove it from my schedule. Nonetheless, I ultimately decided to stay in the class and challenge myself.
Last year, I was super shy and kept to myself. However, the second I wrote my first article, I knew I had been placed in the class for a reason. From writing feature articles to music reviews, I was able to express myself in ways I never had before. Suddenly, I realized journalism was my true passion and what I was meant to pursue.
Towards the end of the year, I applied for the senior editor position, which was unlike me since I was TERRIFIED of public speaking. However, as soon as my senior year began, I came out of my shell and met amazing people (shoutout to the gym gang for always dancing to the terrible EDM music played in gym class and hitting me on the head with a volleyball).
Being a student at LHS and senior editor for The Lighthouse has been an honor and helped me gain the confidence I never knew I had.
Now, I’ll say senior year has taken a route that we never expected. We seniors have been looking forward to this year for as long as we could remember, and it’s been taken away from us so abruptly.
Although COVID-19 has altered our plans for the end of the school year, I believe it was meant to teach us one thing, and that is to never take anything for granted. We must always live in the moment and enjoy every second we have with friends and family. I hope this pandemic helps others to gain a positive mindset for the future, as it certainly has for me.
Being a student at LHS and senior editor for The Lighthouse has been an honor and helped me gain the confidence I never knew I had. I am proud to say I have committed to Emerson College in Boston, Mass. where I will be pursuing a degree in journalism. I am ready to tackle this new chapter of my life and can’t wait for the next adventure to begin.