By Isabel Correa
We are less than a week away from the most exciting time for seniors enrolled in high school across the nation, national college decision day. This unofficial holiday, but most anticipated holiday takes place on May 1 and is important for high school seniors because it marks the deadline for students to place their college deposits for the colleges they wish to attend.
Wethersfield High School is no different, college fever has spread amongst the seniors and as the graduation date of June 22 is approaching I have one question for the graduating seniors: What will you miss about Wethersfield High School?
First I asked the some WHS seniors who played or are currently playing a sport, because after years filled with stress and excitement we will always remember our first high school game, whether it be our notorious football games or track meets, and everything in between.
Former cheerleader, Marina Zocco who is attending Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) says, “I’m going to miss my friends and I hope to see them after high school, whenever I’m on college break or something”.
Color Guard member Sabrina Berry, who is attending Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) joyfully says, “I’m going to miss all the construction and fire alarms going off, along with the many freon leaks. They added excitement to our days”.
Track member Victor Rodriguez said, "Nothing much I'm ready to get out of this place and starting being on my own. I'm ready for my independence from high school".
Sports are not only the only thing that represents WHS, Wethersfield also has a large performing and visual arts scene. From performances like Fiddler On The Roof to the AP Art murals, and the upcoming WHS Culture Night on May 15th.
Member of the National Art Honors Society, Christine Gallares who is attending The University of Hartford says, “[I’ll miss] the relationships with friends because in a way we did grow up with each other. Oh and I’ll guess I’ll miss some classes but it’s hard, how do you miss something you hate”.
Ap art student Brian Diaz had this to say, “There is little to miss since the person I miss is already gone. Mrs.Reardon was G.O.A.T.”
For those who participated in one of many after-school activities at WHS also had a lot to say about what they will miss.
The current president of the WHS Pieces Literary and Art Magazine, Mckayla Dreger who is also attending ECSU states,
“I’m going to miss WHS pieces literary magazine because it helped me grow as a writer and all the friends I’ve made that I will be leaving behind.”
Current Vice President of GSA, Aron Martin is attending Scad University. His thoughts on this questions were, “I have a food allergy, so I’m not going to miss the cafeteria food that’s for sure. I couldn’t eat any of it”.
Other students who attend WHS, who are not in a sport or a club, have many words to say about their last for weeks at the high school they grew up in.
Current WHS senior, Micaela Pereyra, an Uruguayan immigrant who is attending ECSU claims, "I’m going to miss my teachers, my guidance counselor and memories I have with my friends”.
A student who is attending Central Connecticut State University, Sara Scott states, “I think I’ll miss the nice atmosphere and the support that most teachers would give us, and how understanding most of them were”.
I’ll be going to Wingate University and I’ll miss the funny loud classes that I had this year. Where else can I get away with outlandish rants and seeing a whole class get legal advice from a high school teacher.
As you can see many of our fellow WHS seniors have very different things to say about what they will miss, or not miss, about the high school. But we all can agree that we will be missing the memories that we made during our time at WHS and we will be enjoying the final weeks of experiencing those moments with our peers that we grew up with since elementary school.