Bring On the End

This past week and a half has been a flurry of award ceremonies and work.

On the tenth, I had a Gold R awards Ceremony. (My high school’s name starts with an ‘R,’ if that makes the name of the ceremony and award more logical.) To qualify, a senior must have had a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher all seven semesters of high school. In turn, all of the qualifying seniors picked a teacher who had made an impact on them, influenced them in some way, or was just a great teacher.

I picked my French teacher, who I absolutely adore. I couldn’t not pick her – I mean I traveled halfway around the world with her for seventeen days. :P Right before we received our award, we were told to make a small speech about why we chose our teacher.

Note: I hate public speaking.

The Gold R ceremony was combined with a different academics ceremony, so there were probably 200 people there. I was internally freaking out and was trying to practice what I was going to say before I got on stage and had to speak. Which sort of helped, though once I got out there I only managed to say about half and babbled on for the other half. I think I did alright, but at the end my voice got a little squeaky. :blink:

Altogether it was really nice, and we posed for a few pictures afterwards. My French teacher is one that I don’t want to forget and I’m really going to miss her after I graduate. :/

On the fifteenth, I had my National Honor Society Investiture. This was a bit more formal and was held in a large lobby at my school. They had constructed a stage and set up tables before it (we kept comparing it to the Golden Globes :P). We would have held it in our auditorium, but our group wasn’t big enough and we would’ve been dwarfed.

We wore white graduation gowns and had a few teachers act as guest speakers. They spoke about the pillars of NHS: service, character, leadership, and scholarship. We then received blue collars to wear at graduation and were officially inducted as members of NHS.

On the sixteenth, I had the President’s Education Awards Program but I wasn’t able to get the night off so I missed it. :/ But I ended up receiving the plaque and pin today – I just missed all the food! Which everyone knows is the best part. ;)

I think all of these events have finally made me realize that I’m about to graduate and move on with my life. A couple of months ago, this thought made me really nervous. But knowing which college I’m going to, having committed, and received multiple scholarships (totaling $10,500 for my first year! so happy for that!) I’m really ready to move on. And my sister is currently moving into an apartment and helping her get situated has been fun because in the back of my mind I know that this will be me in about four months when I head off to college. 8)

One month left and I’ll be graduating! I have a few more ceremonies (as if there could be any more x_x ) and quite a few field trips. Plus Prom is Saturday. I’m just altogether really excited for this next month. My job kind of sucks, but I definitely feel like everything else is going just the way it should be and it’s going to be freaking amazing. :)

5 thoughts on “Bring On the End”

  1. Congrats on all your awards and scholarships! :)

    It’s sounds like you’ve been doing a lot, haha.

    College is still a year away from now, yet I find myself constantly going through this cycle of excitement and nervousness already.

    I’m glad things are going well for you! :)

  2. I’m proud of you for getting all the honors and awards!! I’m also glad things are going your way! One more month left? Wowie, time sure flies doesn’t it?

    I just would like to apologize that I haven’t been by lately. School has been a little hectic since I started. Plus having stomach pain and passing out sprees from that pain. I finally got the ultrasound done to see what’s going on if anything. Hopefully something shows up to find out why my stomach’s hurting ya know?

    But I’m so glad things are going your way, and prom is Saturday! That’s exciting especially it being your senior prom!! I went to mine and it was near the Queen Mary. We all wanted to go, but for some reason it was closed that night of our Prom, so we couldn’t go. Ah well; still had fun at my prom. My friend “G” had a date that night and wished she didn’t as she saw how much fun going stag was. But, I wished secretly; I had a date that night. But ah well.

    I actually am doing good in my color theory class! I will post it up later as to what my professor has said about my designs. The latest one, made my B go up to an A 92.73 %. This third week, I might still have an A. I made my dad proud as well; as Meatloaf’s daughter Amanda proud :). She commented on my design and so far everyone is proud of me for doing great in the class. For my English class, I have no idea what grade I’m getting as of yet. But we do have a group project and this week, my partner (there’s four of us), will be writing his section and than it will be my turn to write out my 1 1/2 page on our modern day fairytale. I have to write about a car crash that leads a ballerina who got accepted into the Julliard arts school and left paralyzed after the car crash but a miracle happens. :D That’s our story so far. I can’t wait to see his writing. We have the first chapter already. I’m writing the middle like I stated as I’m more comfortable writing the middle than the front or ending of the story. But yeah I’ll let you know how I’m doing after Tuesday, and receiving my new grade for the third week. We only have 3 more weeks on this online course. Than I start two more online classes to finish up this quarter. Cool huh?

  3. Congrats congrats and CONGRATS for all of your achievements!!! :) White graduation gowns, spiffy! Your graduation ceremony probably is indoors?, but if it isn’t (like mine was), you are extremely lucky!!! You won’t burn in those white gowns. Ha! My high school had black gowns and it was sooo hot out in the stadium :P And since our gowns were black, our NHS stoles (collars) were white haha :) You’re gonna look great & feel proud wearing that for the ceremony.

    Ha, I know what you mean about the food being the best part. It really motivated me to go to those things – besides the proud honor of course – but food just attracts me despite the occasion! :P

    That is a GREAT amount of scholarships! Things are looking really good for you :) I hope prom went well ;)

  4. Wow, all that stuff is pretty amazing and I’m quite proud of you!

    I hope work has been going good for you but I know I don’t have to ask about school because it sounds amazing. Also that is a lot of money for school!

    God, this takes me back to my senior year of high school…

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