BY SHIRLEY SCHAUER
For the past four years, I have been going to the same school, with the same classes, and the same people nearly everyday. As my senior year comes to an end, it is finally time to say goodbye.
Throughout my time at Lebanon High School, I have grown up and become so different than the fourteen year old girl that I was when my freshman year started. Drama, friendships, and sudden life-changing events have affected me more than I ever thought they could.
At the beginning of this year, I made it a point to try and go to every game or event that our school held and to stay more positive.
Despite not keeping the first half of that promise, I have continued to show my support for our school and everything we stand for. I have made several friends in the past few months, and it is clear that attending Lebanon has given me opportunities and friendships that I wouldn’t have received anywhere else.
What makes this school so special is the people that attend and work here. It is a very mixed school with race, religion, and wealth. I believe that these varieties have shaped alumni into more open-minded people.
My senior year seems to have gone by in a flash, it feels like just days ago I was typing out my first article as editor of the CT. I’ve been reflecting a lot recently on what all has happened in the past few months, and writing for this site has been one of my favorite activities.
Even though I am leaving, the Cedar Times is going to be left in exceptional hands, with the Junior Editor-in-Chief, Leah Connatser, taking my spot next year when she is a senior.
Leah and I, along with fellow senior and writer for the CT, Cheyenne Reichard, have become very close this year, and I am very excited to see Leah take over my role.
My advice for any incoming freshman, or really anyone in high school, is that you should try to make the most of your time here.
Don’t start meaningless arguments with people, enjoy the time that you’re here and you’re young, because you only get to experience this once.
Also, don’t worry about what people think of you. After these few years, you don’t have to worry about what they think of your new haircut or outfit. Be yourself and you’ll be happy.
Before I get too emotional about my final entry to The Cedar Times, I’m going to bid farewell to all of our members and wish them the best.
Leah, Devin, Ilyana, and Nadra, I trust that you four will continue this paper with pride and (hopefully) interest people in joining the team.
Goodbye, Lebanon High School, thank you for the best four years that I could have ever asked for.