Walking into Manchester High School on the first day of freshman year, it seemed like my time as an MHS student would stretch on for an eternity. The school seemed huge, the classes daunting, and my peers were mostly a sea of unknown faces, something I did not expect after having lived here for my whole life.
Now, at the end of my senior year, I know that MHS is not big at all, physically or population-wise. It’s actually just the right size. Classes were challenging enough, but not impossible. As for my peers, some of my greatest lessons I’ve learned not from teachers, but from them. And, though four years may seem like a long time, these four years flew by faster than the previous fourteen.
Leaving MHS will be much more difficult than I imagined it would be four years ago. I’ll cherish the memories I’ve made with friends, the advice of my teachers, and the experiences I’ve had for years to come. Harbinger, especially, will be hard to say goodbye to. Since sophomore year it has been a space I’ve considered to be home, and I hope for it to continue to grow and prosper after we leave.
Thank you to Harbinger and to MHS for a great high school experience, and congratulations to the Class of 2017!
As I begin to write my last ever Harbinger article, I think back on how it feels as if just yesterday I was a sophomore, new to the class, being asked to write a recap on a cross country race. Two and a half years later, here I am saying goodbye to Manchester High School.
I have counted down the days until graduation since my freshman year and now that we have reached that moment, I wish time hadn’t gone so fast. As excited as I am for college, I truly loved high school. From the friends who I have made the best memories with to the teachers who have pushed me to be the best I can be, I couldn’t be happier with how my four years of high school have gone.
Overall, what I will cherish most is Harbinger and how we have grown as a class. I am honored and thankful that I was given the opportunity to be the Editor-in-Chief and lead this class. Together, we have produced a multitude of articles that show the wonders of our school, our town, and the people that surround us. I was humbled to be able to experience our town through the eyes of a journalist. I love what we do and am so proud of all the hard work and time we have put into our products.
Next year, I am fully confident that our supervisors will make the most of what they have to continue to make Harbinger successful. Mr. Doyle and Mr. Delaney have guided me to be a better writer as well as a better person. I couldn’t thank them enough for their constant support and encouragement. This newspaper would be nothing without their help.
I am forever grateful for all the good times I have experienced at this school.
Thanks again, Manchester. I will see you later!