Realization hits: ‘This is it. I’m a senior.’

Personal Column: Gallant’s last first day is one to remember


For Gallant, senior year is here.

Our extended summer has finally come to an end and my last first day of high school arrived. While I do still act like a freshman at times, my senior year was beginning. I was excited to see all the familiar faces that I haven’t seen all summer and talk to the ones that I saw the day before. I pull into the parking to find out that someone has already parked in my spot so I decide to park in the spot next to it.

I walked into the doors of the AC and see students everywhere. I make my way up the stairs to the 400 Hall. This is it. I really am a senior. I find my friends from my House and we make our way there. This year my house teacher is my older sister, a BC graduate. While I had an uneasy feeling about it in the beginning, I’ve realized it’s something that I will enjoy and it’s a chance to see her more often since she is married and out of the house. The day went by pretty fast for me and, before I knew it, I was running down the stairs to get a spot at the first pep rally as a senior.

We cheered, chanted and jumped up and down as we showed our eagle pride and, in the end, we were awarded the spirit stick.
The first of many lasts began that day. Now, our goal is to make the most of the time we have left together.