Thank you seniors, we will miss you

Elizabeth Franklin, Staff Writer

We’ve hit that time of the school year. Everyone is reminiscing on the year and the seniors are feeling sentimental because they know they are experiencing their last days in the halls of Chapman High School. Many are giving a thank you to Chapman and everything it encompasses: the friends they’ve made, experiences they’ve had and the moments they’ll never forget.

I may have only shared Chapman with the class of 2019 for two years, but I’ve learned lessons from and am going to miss so many of our precious seniors. Some have inspired and others have taught, but every single one has had a tremendous impact on our school, and for that I want to return the thank you.

So thank you, seniors. You’ve kept the student section hyped up at every football game. You’ve left marks on Chapman history in every area of our school. You’ve made our school and community a better place to be. I sincerely hope that Chapman has had as positive an impact on you all as you have had on Chapman.

I, personally, have learned many lessons from some of the seniors whom I have grown close to in the past few years. I’ve learned about love and loss, and especially how they usually come hand in hand. I’ve learned about the importance of never giving up because some things should never be given up on. But I’ve also learned that sometimes moving on is the best thing you can do; moving on, though typically a long, hard process, can lead to much less heartache than holding on.

I specifically want to give a thank you to our Prowl seniors. When I walked through Mr. Crittendon’s door my first day on staff, I was terrified, but you all made me feel welcome and like a part of the little family you had already created. Cassidy, you showed me how to take things a little less seriously and laugh at myself sometimes. Adara, you taught me to stick to my ideas, even though other people may make fun of you. Lane, you helped me to come out of my shell and be less afraid of talking to people I didn’t know. And Gracie, thank you for showing me what it means to be a passionate and diligent editor of The Prowl. Although we aren’t always recognized for our hard work, you stay dedicated and keep working hard anyway. Your shoes are going to be hard to fill, but I promise to do my very best to continue the progress you’ve already made and keep pushing to make The Prowl the best that it can be.

Although we will miss our seniors, I’m hopeful for the future of The Prowl and Chapman as a whole. You have all impacted our school in one way or another, and I know that the upcoming classes will do the same. Seniors, we promise to take care of Chapman in the future. We’ll keep the student section loud and pep rallies fun. We’ll continue winning games and proving how great Chapman is. But don’t forget us. Hold onto the memories you made here, and be sure to come back sometime; the doors are always open.