Senior Quotes: A look back, a look ahead

design for seniors hoodie

The design for the Senior Class (2020) hoodie sweatshirts, based on the TV series “Friends.”

Seniors were asked the following question: In a few words or sentences, how would you describe your feelings about being a senior, graduating high school and/or moving on to college?

“Senior year so far has been really stressful because you have a lot on your plate. Applying to colleges, scholarships, financial aid and a load of schoolwork. You have to keep balance. I’m really nervous about going to college because it’s really different and I finally will be getting out of my bubble and facing reality. Before I graduate I’ll make sure I make the best out of my last year in high school and hopefully be in contact with my amazing friends.”

  • Pooja Supawala ‘20

“Being a senior hasn’t really fully hit me yet, though I’m kinda stressing because I want to do well on the exams and hopefully getting into a good college. Though it can be stressful, I’m more excited to be graduating and to have wonderful memories with my friends in Prep.”

  • Ahtziri Gonzalez ‘20

“Being a senior for me feels like I’m inside of an hourglass, where time is dropping over me. It’s overwhelming since I have to get ready physically and mentally not just for college, but for real life without stopping. However, it’s also exciting; I feel like new and better things are awaiting for me and I can’t wait.”

  • Karime Henriquez ‘20

“This is all very exciting but very scary, and I don’t mean scary in a bad/wrong way, it’s just that … it’s the end of high school, it’s the end of an era (ha ha, that’s a line from ‘Friends.’) Throughout these four years some of us have become very close to us, or even family, and when we graduate we’re probably not going to see them again. We’re all going to take different paths after this year, and that hurts a bit. As for college, that is also super scary. We’re going to start all over again, getting lost in the first day of school, meeting new people, and everything we felt our first day of freshman year in high school, we’re going to go through it again. But everything has its bright side; we are growing up, seeing more of the real world, and with time comes wisdom, right? So all this change might be terrifying, but in the end that’s what life is … change.” 

  • Sheslie Brenton ‘20

“Being a senior is exciting and also really scary at the same time, like you’re the oldest in school but everyone looks up to you and you’re held to such high expectations.” 

  • Asani Anderson ‘20 

“I feel liberated. I’m almost free of all that high school drama, and I can’t wait to leave and experience new things in my life.”

  • Aralis Rodriguez ‘20

“My feelings about being a senior are exciting, but also sad because I’m leaving such a huge impact in my life. I’ve met some of my closest friends in high school, and in the blink of an eye I will soon be graduating and starting to do things on my own. I’m very excited to move forward with life though and be able to look back and say that I’m proud of who I have grown into within these past four years and be proud of all the things I never thought I could accomplish but I did. I wouldn’t change these four years for the world because I’ve made mistakes and grown so much knowledge from them.”

  • Leslie Taveras ‘20

“I have mixed emotions about being a senior, because at one point I’m happy to graduate. Yet at the same time it’s a bittersweet feeling because we are off to the real world and I don’t even know what I want to do with my life or go to college.”

  • Henna Salman ‘20

“Well to start off, it still shocks me that my four years of high school are coming to an end. It’s sort of a relief, but at the same time, it’s more stressful. The teachers here are really amazing, love them too much. I’m going to be honest, I’m not the brightest student and I wish I could go back and fix my mistakes. At the moment, I’m trying my hardest to end my high school year with a BANG! I’m planning on going to trade school after that, let’s just see what the future holds for me.”

  • Vivis Martinez ‘20

“I’m stressed. I feel like I’m not ready, scared … I don’t know what to do with my life.”

  • Lixangelys Ruiz ‘20