Living Life in Legacy

Have you ever been in a class that felt like family? Have you ever been in a class where you can express yourself freely in ways you have never done before? What about a class with nearly no homework or even long and annoying tests? A class like this sounds like none other than a dream and being a part of Apex’s newspaper Legacy is just that.

During my freshman year, my English teacher gave me the opportunity to join Legacy and begin writing articles for the school. This came as a shock to me because I was never very confident in my writing for as English has always been my weakest subject. As I was going through the process to get into the class, I was extremely excited. There was something about being a part of the newspaper and giving something back to the school that made me feel special. I had no idea what would come from this class, but I was willing to try it out and see what I could make of it.

I never thought that being a part of Legacy was something I truly wanted to do until that opportunity was taken away. Over the summer going into my sophomore year, my family relocated, which redistricted me to Apex-Friendship High School. I was very upset. Not only was I forced to move away from all my friends, but my chance of writing for the school newspaper had vanished. Almost every other day my mind was filled with wonders of what it would be like to be a part of this class. It was only a matter of time before my desire to be a part of Legacy was fulfilled.

As I headed into my junior year, I was fortunate enough to return to Apex High and re-live the life of a Cougar. The people here at Apex have always felt like family to me, and being a part of the school newspaper only made that feeling stronger. Being in this class gave me a sense of unity with those around me. Unlike most classes, Newspaper is more of a team like class where everyone comes together to provide the school with juicy articles

This class has been enjoyable in every way possible. It is full of exciting conversation about the hot topics in the community. It is also very relaxing because with the mix of all the other classes Newspaper gives the opportunity to sit back and take a quick break from all the stress of school. I was even able to improve my writing which came in handy in a lot of my other classes.

It is hard to say that my time at Apex has come to an end, but I am glad to say that the experiences I have gained here will never be forgotten. This class is definitely one of my favorite classes in high school, and I wish I could have taken it sooner. After only a year and a half, I feel my time in this class has been cut way too short, but as time goes on, my life in Legacy will be with me forever.

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