Senior Year Coming To An End

Senior Year Coming To An End

With senior year coming to an end, senior Maddie Eason is excited to start the next chapter in her life at the University of Florida. 

“I’m most looking forward to the freedom as well as meeting new people and getting out of my comfort zone,” Eason said. “UF has tons of social activities and opportunities that I can’t wait to get involved in.”

However, senior Lily Winsten fears leaving her high school life, as she will be attending Roger Williams University in Rhode Island to play D3 volleyball.

“I’m definitely going to miss my friend group the most,” Winsten said. “I feel like high school has become a routine for me, so the change into being more independent in a new state scares me.”

English teacher David Thompson said the change from high school to college is positive for students.

“You’re just your own person in a lot more respects while in college,” Thompson said. “In high school, there’s a sense of handholding that students get, but in college, you get experience in holding yourself accountable and maintaining your responsibilities.”

Despite her excitement, Eason said she knows the end of her senior year will bring strong emotions.

“I know when I finally realize it’s over, I’ll be a wreck,” Eason said, “However, I can’t wait for this new beginning and journey of my life.” 

By Olivia Luchetti