We all want summer to come and it seems like it's been a long dragging year. Nobody seems to be more excited than the seniors, who will be graduating very soon. Although you'd expect most, if not all the seniors to be more than happy to leave, surprisingly, some will miss the thought of going to school.
Justin Steele Velasquez said, "I'm not going to lie, I've been waiting for this moment a long time! I can't believe it's finally here.." Justin added that he will definitely be coming back to visit once in a while and he appreciates all the teachers and friends who helped him out. "I am really excited that this is my last week of actual school. I can't wait until senior week!" Velasquez was involved and the school's waterpolo and swim team and hopes to later swim in college if possible.
As more seniors were asked how they felt about their last week of high school, we we took a walk down memory lane with Jake Lux.
"Dude, I remember coming here for middle school and playing basketball with my group of friends and just having fun! Then, in high school we kind of split. The group broke up in a way, and we all joined different groups, although we would say hi to each other at times. But this summer we're going to have a reunion and play at least once more before we all go to college." Lux seemed very excited about reminiscing. As he remembered all this, he said jokingly, "Man, I feel like all this was just yesterday. Where has my high school life gone?" Lux was a involved in ASB and was a very athletic student. He played many sports in high school and plans on doing football and soccer in college.
Andrew Wright mentioned that although he had come to Mesa as a new student, he had really gotten attached to the people and made many new friends that he would miss.
"Although I am finally graduating, I'm going to miss some of my friends. I don't know if we'll stay in touch, but I sure hope so." Wright is a basketball player that came from Calvary Chapel and will most likely continue to play in college.
Jesus Estrada is a senior who has been involved in the drama department as well as KMesa News and said, "I can't believe this moment has actually arrived! I always felt like I wanted this moment to come, but even though I'm excited, I am afraid that I am not ready. I'm going to miss this place and all the great people I met here."
As we reach the end of what has been a seemingly endless school year, we say goodbye to the seniors and thanks for sharing those memories. Most of them agree that they will miss school but are glad to be graduating in a few days, with the exception of Eduardo Hernandez who sarcastically said, "Pssht, my last week of high school, yeah!"
Written by Jimmy Palacios