By: Amelia Landers, Editor
Though I have only been a senior for a couple of weeks now, I have realized some things that I would like to share with my younger classmates. ENJOY HIGH SCHOOL. The four years you will spend at Oak Grove High School will fly by and you really will be glad in the end if you take the time to actually enjoy it.
When you first get to high school you might be nervous about fitting in so you try to act cool and that is completely understandable. However, don’t waste your valuable energy on that. Go ahead and join in and get the most out of the experience. I am already beginning to dread graduation and not being able to see friends and teachers I have become close with over the years. So, do not waste a minute by not enjoying the time you spend here.
One example is how to participate at football games. If you are in the student section you are sure to have a better time if you JOIN IN. For instance, if Logan Little happens to ask, “Do you bleed black and gold?” the right thing to do is to scream at the top of your lungs. Do not sit there and stare off into space. It’s okay to act a little crazy and get all fired up about our team….I can assure you they hear us on the field and like for you to make some noise. And when there’s a reason to be quiet or to focus, join in on that also. There is nothing like the feeling of singing the Alma Mater with the choir on Friday night.
We really take a lot for granted at our high school. I have friends at other schools and I can’t help but to be proud of what we have. Our school is one of the best in our country. OGHS has received the Blue Ribbon award three times. Our school has a long history of recognition for outstanding students and teachers. Our teams have earned state championships in a lot of areas. There is a place for each of us to join in and find a place to fit in. You can be who you want to be and find a group with just a little effort.
You have the ability to make these four years the best time of your life. Don’t waste a moment of the experience. Though there are some things we don’t want to agree with, just learn to let it go. Whether we realize it or not, we really are blessed to be a part of the Warrior tradition and for the rest of our lives we will remember the opportunities OGHS gave us. We’re only in high school once. So relax, join in, and enjoy the journey because it will be gone before you know it.