That’ll Do, Pig
“Appreciate everything while you’re in high school because it will be the best four years of your life and the time will fly by.” That is what everyone tells you when you first start freshman year; but of course, you don’t listen or take it seriously. Well at least I know I didn’t. At that point in time, life was school and hanging out with friends, and it showed no signs of changing anytime soon. But then, something strange happened. I had been lying in bed one night when a realization suddenly hit me; time had been flying by at unprecedented speed, and I was now less than a month away from graduation. What the heck happened? Where did the time go? Was I asleep? Had I slept? I could have sworn I was taking health class just last year! Has it really been three years? Well, you know what they say; “time flies when you’re having fun,” and high school ended up being more fun than I expected it to be. I was originally not looking forward to more school work, more homework, and overall, more responsibility. However, everyone needs to grow up at one point or another and the responsibility that high school dropped on my head really helped me to wake up and grow up. It forced me to put in more effort both at school and at home, which is not something I was particularly excited about initially. I soon realized that this was all helping me prepare for college. As time went on, I slowly got accustomed to the grind that is high school life.
About halfway through my sophomore year, I was taking speech class with Mrs. McGee when she asked me if I would like to join the Legacy staff in my junior year to be a writer for the school newspaper. I was kind of shocked that she had personally asked me to join the staff, but I was also intrigued since I had not really been involved in any kind of activity or club for a long time, so I decided I would give it a try. I have no regrets about this decision today as I have very much enjoyed my time here in AHS Legacy. The class has the most chill and relaxing vibe to it than any other class I have been in since pre-school, and my fellow classmates and Mrs. McGee are always fun to be around. I truly am going to miss being a part of the Apex High newspaper staff, but maybe I will pursue working on the school newspaper in college at UNCW. No matter what happens, I will always remember and cherish the time that I spent here at Apex High (and Green Level) and especially my time with the tight-knight class that is Newspaper.
“I’m not great at farewells, so uh… That’ll do, pig” -“Zombieland” referencing “Babe”