A Look Back Through High School

As the school year ends and I get ready to graduate in 3 days, I just wanted to reflect back on my time at EAU and how much it has changed my life.

I cannot imagine not going to EAU after all these years, it was the best decision I have ever made and I was the young age of 13 at the time. The faculty and students are amazing and make everyone feel welcome and a part of the EAU “family”. It was not like any other high school that I’ve seen. Our classes develop such a tight bond by the end of senior year because we don’t gain any new students throughout the years.

I have grown so much in my time at EAU and I am so appreciative of the teachers who helped that happen. Lots of encouragement and time spent to help better my skills. I will miss my teachers soooo much, but I feel so ready for college after going to EAU and earning my Associate’s degree already.

I will definitely miss all of the people, good memories, and comfort of my high school.

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Here’s to the last 4 years of high school and to what awaits in the future!

 

A Look Back on 2016

WARNING! Photo overload!! If you don’t want to scroll through a ton of photos just stop here. 🙂

Some of these photos aren’t in order because it would take forever if I tried to do that. I tried the best I could though. 2016 seemed like a really bad year overall, but looking back on all of my photos from this year, I can say that it’s been a pretty good one.

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I got my fish, Johnston.
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I lettered in Student Publications!
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Prom!
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My friend and I went to a butterfly exhibit.
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I took a picture like this the last time we had went too!
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My friend and the giant cactus.
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Memorial Day with family.
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Spontaneous trip to Indiana Dunes!
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Another from Indiana Dunes.
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Saw fireworks for the 4th at Parkview Field.
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Did some beach reading.
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It wasn’t as sunny as the previous trip but it was still nice.
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We got a new cat named Oliver!
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Went to the 3 Rivers Festival downtown!
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Saw fireworks for the end of the festival.
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We went to Cedar Point!
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My grandpa took me and my siblings to the zoo.
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I celebrated my 17th year.
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Prince passed away this year and there was a tree at the Embassy celebrating him.
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The Festival of Trees at the Embassy!
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Went to several lunches/dinners with my grandpa to keep him company (and have pie!!).
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Easter egg coloring with my siblings.
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I finally got some of my pictures printed!!
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Having my nieces, nephew, brother, and sisters over was really great.
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I read this amazing book after not reading for a while.
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Adventures with my grandpa.
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Spent lots of time with my amazing mother!
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Went to a concert for my Music Appreciation paper.
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Dissected things in Plant/Animal Biology with my best friend.
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From the butterfly exhibit.
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I love our senior class! We won the back to school bash!
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Got inducted into National Honor Society!
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Celebrated this man’s 80th year.
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They are just adorable.

Here’s to 2017!!

One month 

It’s already been one month without you here on Earth with us. Things have changed so much. Papa is starting to begin the healing process. He put up the painting/picture of you from DO McComb&Sons in the living room, your favorite room in the house. I went over on Saturday while he was at the train club to see it. It was a beautiful day, 63° outside (in February!) It was really sunny, and the sunshine was shining through the windows.

It still hurts all of us that you’re gone. It still hasn’t fully hit me yet. I miss you everyday. I can’t believe it has already been one month. There is so much that has happened that we wish we could tell you. Zachary turned 11, Papa and I went to dinner at Azar’s and had a 700+ calorie piece of pie, so many colleges are mailing me letters, etc. I have your picture as my background. My lock screen is a picture of you and Zachary from when you were in hospice care (which was also the last day we saw you alive), and my home screen is a picture of you and Papa at Coney Island hot dogs this summer. You looked so happy in that picture. I really miss you. I still remember the feeling of holding your hand in the hospital and how warm it was, I still remember when I went and visited you in the ICU the day after you were admitted and you had the BIGGEST smile on your face. You were so happy to see me. You squeezed my hand hard and I didn’t want to leave you. When mom and I left I had a strong ache in my heart because I just couldn’t leave. I miss you. The next few months will be hard and I don’t think it will ever settle in my mind that you’re actually gone. This is just the first month, there are a whole bunch more to come. I love you.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine 

You make me happy, when skies are grey 

You’ll never know dear, how much I love you

So please don’t take my sunshine away 

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