Saying Goodbye to Sophomore YearSunday, May 27, 2012 By Flavia Cuervo
Saying goodbye to sophomore year is bittersweet. We move on to being juniors, just one step away from our senior year, but we also face our most challenging year. Looking back I remember freshman year as just yesterday: stressing over the next AP World History warm-up, or forgetting to do a biology assignment, whatever the case I remember the year perfectly. There was always something new and exciting: new friends, new teachers, and new ways of doing things in high school. Saying goodbye to sophomore year is great. We’re moving forward, facing more rigorous coursework but this is exactly what we signed up for. We leave behind this bland year and move into one that will definitely be full of excitement. Junior year is frightening to think about, flustering even, but there’s a sense of anticipation. I’m eager to start a new year, but feel so overwhelmed by the work I know I will be assigned in just a couple short months. This year, as stuck-in-the-middle as it makes me feel, has taught me a lot. I started my journalism classes this year and they have been what I look forward to all day. We discuss the critical world news and even the silly news and I’ve learned to be much more aware of what’s in the news because it does affect me. I’ve learned about myself, about the kind of person that I am. I’ve learned that friends are important. I’ve learned how to write. I’ve learned that school is not the only thing that matters. Saying goodbye to sophomore year is necessary. Like all other things, this year has to end so another can begin. This year, like last, is coming to a close and we look forward to the next. Saying goodbye is essential, not only academically, but throughout our lives. We have to realize when one stage in our lives is over and we have to move on to something else, and the first step to doing so is saying goodbye. So now I say goodbye. Goodbye sophomore year, you have taught me well, but I’m ready to let go and embrace my junior year.