All things eventually come to their end. But every ending leads to a new beginning. Our time here at Arcadia High School has ended, but a new adventure is awaiting for us. Now all we have to do... is take the first step in to the unknown. Do not be afraid, have courage in your heart. Face the world with your head held high.
Live your life. Enjoi it. I wish you all the best of luck.
We've come a long way from where we began. Arcadia High School is filled with special students. We are the type of students that are motivated so that we can be extraordinary. From our high school alone, we will have the next president, the next billionaire, and the next movie director.
Move onto the next phase in life at full speed. Charge it. Don't go slowly. A warrior never walks onto a battlefield, he charges it. Take life as the proverbial battlefield and go through it as fast as you can.
Things do not always go at hand, but remember when things go bad, you have a home. And the home is waiting with open arms to catch you, Arcadia.
This is not the end, it's simply the beginning of our next chapter. The story of our lives are being written as we are currently breathing.
It is difficult to translate the emotions that accompany graduation into words. This period of our lives is bittersweet.
Arcadia High School has treated me more than well for four years, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. However, on June 18, 2015, we will pull away from this stepping-stone of life that we’ve grown so close to. I’m still trying to comprehend the possibility of never seeing many of you again.
Perhaps against convention, I’ve already peaked at the yearbook messages written by my teachers and friends. Each one brings a knot to my throat, a possible tear to my eye, but – most importantly – a smile to my face. I know that not even the passage of time will be able to wipe the smile from my face when I read your messages in years to come. I will miss all of you more than you will ever know. Although it is time to say goodbye, I know we will all live and be together forever in memory.
May, 2014: "I cannot believe the Florida trip is in a year!"
December, 2014: "4 Months until Florida trip!"
Middle of March 2015: "3 Weeks until I go to Florida!"
April 1: "5 days until I head to Florida!"
April 5: "TOMORROW I GO TO FLORIDA!!!"
April 9: "4 days until I leave for LA!"
April 13: "Wow I just arrived, and I have about 2 months until I graduate!"
Grad Night: "Wow, I can't believe I graduate tomorrow!"
6/18/2015: "Wow. It has sure been quick. Florida was 2 months ago, and today, I graduate!"
Today: "Florida was 2 months ago, and I graduated 2 days ago!"
It's sure been one of the quickest four years. I know I missed out a lot. I know I couldn't meet many goals. However, what makes high school special is the great memories. Florida, Orchestra, school dances, bonding events, orchestra spring tour trips, Apache Idol. There are many things that I would not want to forget.
I know I missed out a lot, but then, I did a lot of things probably other people could not do.
I have about less than 3 months until I begin a totally different life. Life without my parents. Life without many familiar faces. Basically, I won't be doing a lot of things I've done in high school (Well being in a college orchestra is unknown at the moment).
When I begin my new life, I hope I can be different. I hope I can be more efficient with time. I hope I will not procrastinate and be able to make more happen. I just hope I am less shy.
I hope I improve.
I definitely have things I want to keep though. I hope I will still be passionate about music, and will continue to keep playing violin, try pick up piano again, and improve on my singing. I hope I will continue to work hard to achieve what I want. I hope I keep some of the good habits I have already.
I want the good part of me to stay.
Life will take us all in different directions, and many of us will change. Many of us will separate for a very long time. Many of us may never see each other again. But what remains true is that those who have come into my life will be in my heart.
I hope we keep in touch.
Anyways, we have left this wonderful high school, but we will always remain apaches!