Missed swim practice. Why? Stuffed my face with four slices of pizza, five plates full of curly fries, some chocolate chip ice-cream and didn’t realize the time.
Way to go Will.
Way to go Will.
I could’ve sworn you said you were relaxed, and you didn’t need any experience to join. Those never-ending laps you called a “warm-up” were more then I ever did in a single practice last year. My shoulders are on fire, and all I want to do is eat and nap.
I always thought how amazing it would be to finally graduate high school. It always seemed so far away to me, but today it’s finally here. Today, I’m going to be graduating fourth in my class with highest honors. Today, I’m going to be receiving my diploma along with over a thousand of my classmates. Today, I’m going to be the first male in my family to graduate high school and go on to college.
These four years have been a complete blessing to me. Sure, not every day was full of rainbows and unicorns, but overall I am in shock at what I was able to do in high school. From being captain of my swimming team to being secretary of Honor Society, I Loved every moment of whatever activity I was in. I was given the opportunity to conduct research, and out of that I gained two lifelong friends and awards that I never knew were obtainable at such a young age. I yearned to push myself forward and help others around me, and through my time in high school, I’m proud to say I was able to do that.
This school year in particular has been unbelievable. I will be the first student in my school to attend Yale in years, and to make it even crazier, I will be going with one of my greatest friends I met in high school. To add even more oddity to my high school career, it ended with me being named Prom King.
I don’t know how or why all of this happened to me. Whatever the reason is, I am completely blessed and utterly shocked by the outcome of my high school career. I’ve overcame some odds, broke the mold of a few stereotypes, and in the end, came out of high school completely proud to have come from a school that most do not want to attend. It might not be the best school, but it made me who I am today and I wouldn’t change my high school experience for the world.
As I leave high school, the only thing left to say is BOOLA, BOOLA, BITCHES! Can’t wait to join the Yale Class of 2015 in 61 days!