Recounting high school memories, regrets
June 5, 2012
By Maggie Partlow
For seniors, life changes dramatically in a few days. Whether they like it or not, their time is nearly up as high school students, and this means reflecting on their years of high school. Along with great memories of Issaquah, there may also be times seniors wished they could change their actions or say something different.
Valerie Zamano’s favorite year was “sophomore year because everyone knew each other and I liked the smaller atmosphere,” the senior said.
For Zamano, it was the lip dub that year that helped make her choice.
“I loved the sophomore lip dub, because everyone got together to do one certain thing and we did our best to make it the best possible lip dub,” she said.
Many seniors reflect on their greatest high school accomplishments. Senior Calvin Antonetty said he is proud of all the things that he has done in ROTC. For senior Trevor Alexander, it was becoming captain of the football team.
“Building a solar car, and having a patent for the invention,” senior Jeffrey Wang said was his proudest moment.
Helping to make the “top nine nation sample yearbook,” Zamano said of hers.
Students cited not studying hard enough as a big regret.
“Slacking, not studying for any test, barely doing homework, stuff like that — probably just not doing things when I could have easily done them,” Wang said.
In addition to academic regrets, many students wish they had been brave enough to ask their crush out.
It may be sad to think of high school as a time full of regrets, but look on the bright side: “Appreciate the present more,” Antonetty suggested.