June 23, 2021
Four years later, it is now my turn to graduate. I never thought as a little freshman that I would get to this point. I was always worried about passing my required classes, and I am proud to say I did it.
Being a Golden Bear was the best thing I could have been. In Lyndhurst, I am treated as family. When I moved to this district the summer before sixth grade, I never dreamed I would have been welcomed so warmly.
Freshman year was pretty rough for me. I really did not know what to expect because everyone was changing to adapt to high school and trying to acclimate to high school. With the help of my teachers, I finally got the hang of my academics and succeeded due to my motivation.
Even though my junior year experience was cut short because of Covid-19, I got familiar with a lot of different ways of learning. I became more independent, particularly because last spring, we were not learning on Zoom yet. I remember the supposed “two week” lockdown in March 2020 and how we all thought we were going to be back in school by April, but the pandemic intensified, and I have been learning remotely until now.
In Lyndhurst, I am treated as family. When I moved to this district the summer before sixth grade, I never dreamed I would have been welcomed so warmly.
Things got way better during my senior year. This year, we had classes on Zoom, which made it easier to keep up with my assignments. I worked on college applications so I could secure myself a spot as a student in the Class of 2025, which I did. My teammates and I finally got a season, won a few games and went down in history as LHS’ first lacrosse team.
I want to thank my teachers, administrators and, most importantly, my counselors for making the high school experience the best it could be.
It was fun being a Golden Bear, but I cannot wait to take my academics and athletics to the next level at Stockton University in Galloway. I am so excited to continue my education as a business major and work towards earning my bachelor’s degree.