Editor’s Note— has spent his senior year at as a Patch columnist. After 5 p.m. today, he will no longer be a Deerfield student but an incoming Dartmouth College freshman.
We're finally done!
For me, the last day of high school was almost surreal. It was difficult seeing the faces of the young men and women that I've roamed the halls with for four years, and then realizing that I will probably not see many of them ever again.
High school flew by extremely fast and I can’t believe it’s over. Part of me wants to stay and be with my wonderful friends and see the teachers who I have grown to love, but mostly I am glad that summer has arrived. The next time I attend a class will be somewhere other than DHS.
Looking back on the students I've grown up with, I realize what an incredible class I am a part of. Many students are attending impressive universities and are bound to go far and be successful in life. There are some brilliant kids going to Cal Tech, Stanford, Rice and a number of students attending Ivy League schools.
There are also a number of talented athletes continuing to compete in their sport at Division I and Division III schools. will be playing at Yale, , Jason Kayne will be on the soccer team at Tufts, was recruited to play football at Alabama A&M, will be swimming at Kalamazoo College, will be playing basketball at Washington University in St. Louis, will be playing soccer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, state diving champion will be competing at the University of North Carolina and both Adam Rabushka and I will be running on the track and field team at Emory and Dartmouth, respectively.
We also have students such as , who spent the last few months traveling the world, learning about the different and unique cultures in Asia. There are four students doing ROTC in school, and will be serving our country in the army for five years after graduating college. Luke Williams was will be attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. He will also be in the army for four years after school.
In addition to these students, there are numerous talented kids like . Doran is a wrestler, an All-Conference gymnast, incredible viola player, and even runs his own catering business. There are many students with so many unique talents and I am proud to be in the same graduating class as them.
Deerfield High School has always had kids with plenty of athletic, musical and other talents, but I believe that the class of 2012 is very special and will be one to remember. It's strange to think that I will no longer be attending DHS, my second home for the past four years.
It is the place that I spent over 10 hours every day of the week, but in a way, my time is done. Graduation is today and everything is finally winding down. I've completed my time at Deerfield High School, and it's time to move on.
It's been great Deerfield, my high school memories will always stay with me.