Seniors’ emotions run high towards graduation


Photo provided by Macy Kidney.

Kidney poses for a photo with her cap and gown next to her sign outside her house on May 10 for the senior video.

Rebekah Shultz, Arts & Culture Editor

     On March 12, Principal Urban sent out a message that the seniors would be having in-person graduation at the fairgrounds. However, the unprecedented change that the class would be split into two graduations. 

     “I’m not very happy for graduation being separated between two,” senior Keegan Hurst said. “Growing up with all my classmates just to get split up the day we graduate makes no sense to me. I would rather have no spectators but be able to graduate with everyone.”

     Although students are still upset about being split up, seniors are still eager to walk across the stage as well as future endeavors.

     “I am very excited for graduation but am definitely feeling a little emotional,” senior Macy Kidney said. “There is going to be a lot of big changes in everyone’s lives after we graduate which is both exciting and stressful.”

     For many seniors, this summer will be the last before they head off to their future careers or education. 

     “I’m most excited for this summer after graduation,” Hurst said. “Lots of my friends and I have plans to go places this summer because Covid restrictions are letting up so having a full summer after graduation sounds like a blast to me.”

     With emotions running high, students have thoughts looking back at their high school career.

     “Looking back at high school, my best advice would be to try your hardest and to participate as much as you can,” Kidney said. “Having so many things taken away from my highschool experience due to Covid, there is a lot of things I regret not participating in throughout the years.”