Breaking the Bubble

Enjoy limited time available in high school

In a little over four months, I will graduate and leave this school forever along with the other seniors.

Never again will I walk to first hour with my friends, eat the interesting cafeteria food or die of boredom in Tiger Time.

For us seniors, our time at Blue Valley is drawing to a close.

While most of us cannot wait until graduation and college, it is important we don’t wish away the time we have left at BV. We still have less than half a year left at one of the best schools in the country, and there are so many things to look forward to — Sweetheart, Prom, basketball games, spirit days, Relay for Life, the class picnic and time capsules, just to name a few.

We need to make the most of these events because once they’re over, we’ll never get to experience high school again.

So, take a chance and break out of your comfort zone.

Ask someone to Sweetheart or Prom. If they say no, ask someone else.

Go to the basketball games or baseball games or swim meets. Maybe you’ll find your new favorite sport.

Talk to the person who sits next to you in math class. You might make a new friend.

Break out of the cliquey high school bubble. In four months, it won’t matter who was friends with who or how popular you were. We’ll all be going different directions, and you might regret the time you blew off your shy locker neighbor.

Even if you’re suffering from senioritis and can’t wait escape from the suffocating memories of high school, don’t wish your time away.

High school is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

One day, you’ll tell your children and grandchildren about your teenage years. Wouldn’t you rather describe an exciting adventure rather than a time when you sat in class and hated everyone and everything?

If you make the most of the next few months, you’ll leave high school knowing you had the most fulfilling experience you could wish for.

Don’t live a life of regret — make your mark at BV.