Graduation: a medley of emotions

June 11, 2013

By Alice Ko

Every senior is probably all too aware that graduation is quickly approaching, and leaving high school once and for all is becoming a very real affair.

I suppose when asked how they feel about graduating, most seniors would say something along the lines of, “I’m so happy to finally be done with high school.” After four long years of high school, our minds and our bodies are eager to embark on new roads and new journeys.

Hall Monitor Alice Ko  Issaquah             High School

Hall Monitor
Alice Ko
Issaquah High School

Recently, though, I was sitting in the audience at Issaquah High School’s Senior Acoustic Night. They say that music is one of the strongest ways to bring out emotions, and that statement could not be more accurate because from rap medleys to original compositions, the music that filled the theater was a mixture of the feelings and emotions graduation invokes in us.

So, while it might seem as if the majority of seniors are more than ready to move on from high school, I think at that moment, we realized that graduation is both a time to reflect on the past and a time to celebrate the bright future we have ahead of us.

With that being said, graduation will be a day of emotions. Whether they come in the form of excitement, anxiety or even tears, through the cheers said and the tears shed, we give thanks for the family, friends, teachers and everyone who has guided us along. And as we step out of the school yard for the last time, we commence on a new path that will lead us to the future.


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