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Photo Gallery: Soccer vs. Northwest, May 9, 2024
Photo Gallery: Soccer vs. Northwest, May 9, 2024
Scott Hoskins, Journalism Adviser/Photographer • Published May 13, 2024
Photo Gallery: Soccer vs. Northwest, May 9, 2024
Photo Gallery: Soccer vs. Northwest, May 9, 2024
Scott Hoskins, Journalism Adviser/Photographer • Published May 13, 2024
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Photo Gallery: JROTC @Daytona Beach Drill World Championships
Gisely Argueta, Phototgrapher • Published May 8, 2024
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Exam schedule posted
Staff ReportPublished May 8, 2024
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Laptop collection day set for Thursday, May 16
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The Rollercoaster of Life–High School Edition

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The purpose of high school is to “learn, explore, and prepare for the future higher education, professional career, and adulthood that is to follow.” And though this is true, the most memorable moments and lessons don’t necessarily come from math, science, or social studies but from the experiences and interactions that students have as the song of academics plays in the background. Here are a few of the lessons our peers and teachers at WCHS have learned thus far:

“Don’t worry about what other people are thinking, do you.”–Taylor Clayborne, 11

 

Jayceon Rock, 10
Jayceon Rock, 10 (Arianna Anderson )

To really get to know someone and understand their intentions, whether this be friendships or relationships. Get on the same page and understand, so that you aren’t wasting your time with anyone.” –Jayceon Rock, 10

 

“People are terrible.”–Jason Williams, faculty

Mr. Williams, faculty (Arianna Anderson)

But behind each lesson is a story. And all stories, even the embarrassing ones, bring forth value.

“Freshman year we were playing kickball, but I kicked it and I missed and fell.”–Taylor Clayborne, 10

Rachel Arnette, 10 (Arianna Anderson)

“There was this boy who asked me to the dance. Then I said no to him and he went around saying that I was the one who liked him, but it was the other way around. It was so embarrassing AND HIS FRIENDS CAME UP TO ME talking about how I liked him and teasing him. Really embarrassing.”–Rachel Arnette, 10

 

“Most embarrassing moment…. well, one time I did a really bad breakdancing number in front of Arianna Anderson.”–AJ Anderson, 11

 

Despite these wonderful stories, the most popular answer to what students were looking forward to was graduating. And though I couldn’t agree with them more, there’s still a lot more to be learned

A.J. Anderson (Arianna Anderson)

from our time at WCHS. 

“Try your best and don’t second guess yourself.”–Arnette 

“Some people you just can’t trust.”–Alexis Reney, 10

Alexis Reney, 10 (Arianna Anderson)

“You have the same 24 hours as any celebrity, so get up and do something. It doesn’t have to be anything huge but stop procrastinating. Find out what you want and strive for it.”–Jayceon Rock, 10 

“Have fun while you still can. Live life to the fullest.”–Jes’Onia Barefield, 10

“Take things slowly, the more you rush through things the worst it’s gonna be because you don’t really take the time to just enjoy things.”–Anderson

Jasmine Lyle, 10 (Arianna Anderson)

“You can’t trust everyone, even if you are close to them.”–Jasmine Lyle, 10 

High school tends to take students on a rollercoaster of emotions, from the sting of embarrassment to the whooping sounds of laughter heard echoing in the hallways during class. But once this rollercoaster starts to slow, the lessons learned on this ride are hard to forget. Even after you come to a stop, unbuckle the seatbelt, and leave, the impressions of this wild ride never leave you. 

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