By: Taylor Rosetti
To my fellow Palumbo juniors…
We did it. We made it through the year, the year often referred to as the most stressful of our high school careers. A year filled with SAT prep and a lot of stress. We’re in the home stretch and I could not be any prouder. It feels like freshman year started yesterday, we were late to classes because we couldn't find them. Now we know this school like our own neighborhoods. We’ve come to know and love Palumbo, along with its staff. We know which stairs to use for the least traffic, and just when the lunch line will dissipate.
It is, however, terrifying. Next year, we are at the top of the food chain. We are going to be the prime example. These are going to be freshmen saying “oh yeah, you'll totally be just like her when we’re seniors.” We’ll be planning graduation, choosing our song, and everything else that comes with senior year. Instead of waiting for the day grades close, we’ll be anticipating graduation. The years of blood, sweat, tears, and stress will finally be done. But many more years will begin.
Choosing Palumbo was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I think all of you can agree. I think we’ve all had impacts on one another, that we haven’t even realized, and probably won’t for a long time. We’re not just another class at Central, we are only the seventh graduating class at Palumbo. We’re part of the history of our school. Years from now people are going to look back at our class like we were dinosaurs, or ancient artifacts.
Our major concern now is choosing the best college, choosing Palumbo was a no brainer, but now so many of us are going in so many different directions. Some of us are going to stay local, and many can't wait to jet off to California or Florida, and some even want to go into the army. Trust me when I say each and everyone of you is going to go far.
It's also very sad to see this point in our lives coming to an end. We’ve worked so hard, and we’ve worked together to make it through these last three years. If I said I was going to miss you all, that wouldn’t be a lie. I am going to miss all of the memories. We’ve all impacted one another, whether we were friends or not.
Thank you. Thank you all for listening to me. Thank you for making these years memorable. It's scary that next year is the last year we’ll be spending together. Palumbo is truly a family, thank you all for being mine.