As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, the current senior class is graduating and leaving the junior class in charge of the student body. The Class of 2019 will retire their junior title to become seniors for the next school year.
“It’s crazy to think that junior year is almost over,” junior Hunter Evans said. “We are about to be seniors and I feel like just yesterday I started freshman year.”
“It is crazy to think that I will be a senior next year,” junior Clare Donohoe agreed. “High school goes by too fast, and I wish I would have known that earlier.” Donohoe added that she’s sad that it’ll be her last year participating in basketball and track and field. “I’m really going to take advantage of my last year with my sports teams,” Donohoe said. “My goal is to be a leader and a good role model to the younger classes, to be someone they can talk to easily and feel comfortable around.”
“My biggest goal is to stay focused, but also just have a good time,” junior Thomas McDermott said. “It will be my last year with my friends, and I want to make the best of it.” McDermott said he has met his closest friends during his time at McNick and grew especially closer to many people during his time at the March Kairos retreat. “I’m just going to enjoy time with fellow Rockets because eventually most of us will go separate ways,” McDermott said. “I just can’t imagine the goodbyes I will have to say at the end of senior year. That’s going to be the hardest part.”
“I’m afraid that senior year will go by super-fast, I know junior year did,” junior Christina Poole said. “I want to really embrace my classmates, my teachers, and my classes, because I know when college comes it will be so different.” Poole added that she “still has a lot to accomplish during high school.” Over the summer she will attend the August Kairos retreat, where Poole is hoping to build stronger friendships with her peers so she can be closely bonded with everyone during senior year.
“I think the junior class will be great seniors,” Evans said. “We have great leadership among the people in my grade, and I think we are capable of being good people to look up to.”