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What I’ve Learned in High School

Julia Tran, Staff Writer

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To celebrate the two months left until graduation, it’s important we take the time to reflect on what we’ve learned from these past four years at RHS. Thank you Revere High School for teaching us:

 

  1. Trust. There is no faster way to learn than in the girls’ bathrooms when you really have to pee and the stall doors don’t lock.
  2. How to challenge ourselves and our limits. Writing a twelve page essay the night before may have seemed daunting at first. But from all those late nights, we really see how much we can achieve a few hours before 11:59.
  3. Perseverance. Without the ability to fast forward time, we’ve all developed the will to survive anything in 80 minute increments.
  4. Community. Homework assignments are not just chores or another task. To us, they are “teamwork exercises.”
  5. Teamwork and solidarity.  A class banding together through an unspoken understanding to delay a deadline or distract a teacher is our version of that moment when everyone aggressively says “I am Sparta” from that movie no one really knows about.
  6. Strength. After taking one of Szymanski or Eatough’s classes, you will have known true pain and be stronger from it.

 

Of course, there is so much more we’ve learned. We learned that the Assorted Munchies are better than the Scooby Doo Snacks. We’ve learned how to better use Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. And we’ve probably learned how to add, oor spelll, or something like that as well.

But most importantly, we should know that life continues after high school. Our time in high school has an impact on our futures, but not on our happiness. That C won’t follow us for the rest of our lives. Life continues and it’s because of that, it’s important to make these last moments worthwhile because we will never get these two months back. And because life continues, eventually we will finally be able to see and feel sunlight at ten in the morning rather than be surrounded by four windowless walls. We have reason to be excited, and hopefully, reason to be appreciative as well.

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One Response to “What I’ve Learned in High School”

  1. bellla amato on May 1st, 2019 11:00 am

    you are funny.

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