Focus on the good
These past four years have flown by, and I can’t believe it’s coming to an end. I’ve experienced so much growth in my time here and developed so many new friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
High school gives you an amazing opportunity to make your mark. It’s where you learn your life has a purpose and that you personally can have a role in making a difference in the community and in this school. I would encourage all underclassmen to try new things and branch out because this is the time to discover your passions and the things that excite you.
I know this sounds cliche, but getting involved with clubs and sports really does change your life. I never realized how great this community was until I got involved in the leadership program and witnessed firsthand the way small businesses and community members rally together with the school in pursuit of a common cause.
I truly believe Louisa County Public Schools sets the standard for all other schools. The family atmosphere is unmatched, even during a pandemic. The people in this building truly do want to see you succeed.
Even in such unusual times, we were still able to accomplish so much. I mean come on…. who else can say that their school won three state titles in one year AND had the governor tour their school? And yes, would I have loved for this year to be normal and not go a whole year without seeing half of my classmates? Sure, of course, but I’m so grateful to this school system as they worked to salvage as much of the high school experience for us as possible whereas other kids didn’t get that opportunity or choice. We shouldn’t focus on what we didn’t get or what we wish we could’ve done, but instead realize how much we have to be grateful for.