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A goodbye letter written by editor and senior Kelly Shields

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Kelly poses for her senior photo at Highland Lake in Mead.

Kelly poses for her senior photo at Highland Lake in Mead.

Kelly poses for her senior photo at Highland Lake in Mead.


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Dear Mavs,

Highschool takes up 720 days of our lives. 720 days of sitting at desks with people we usually never talk to outside of classrooms. 720 days of making decisions that will shape who you become, what you do, and where you end up. Of these 720 days, I regret none of them. This is not to say that everyday was good, because of course I have been victim to drama with friends, bad grades, and loneliness. However, despite what I felt throughout the past four years, there was never a doubt in my mind that I was welcomed and loved at Mead High School. Whether I was at soccer practice, a National Honor Society meeting, class, or just in the commons, I knew that I could always find a friend within minutes.

While high school may not be the best or most important part of your life, it does set you up for your future. The memories that are made throughout your four years here will shape who you become. Whether you stay at home every weekend and focus on your grades and your family, or spend every waking second with your friends, you will change immensely. These four years may seem like a long time, and it may hard to believe when adults say that they fly by, but I’m not kidding when I say freshman year feels like it was a couple months ago.

Always be happy with what you do or don’t do, and don’t be afraid to push yourself outside of your comfort zone, because you won’t regret it! Before you know it, you’ll be walking across the stage at graduation looking out at the people you’ve spent the last 720 days with.

Sincerely,

Kelly Shields

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2 Responses to “A goodbye letter written by editor and senior Kelly Shields”

  1. Grandma Diana Shields on May 7th, 2018 2:14 pm

    Kelly,
    You’re an amazing young woman! I’m so happy your high school experience had such a wonderful, fulfilling impact on you. You may not see many of your teachers or friends in the coming years, but I’m sure they’ll remember you fondly.
    I can’t wait to see what’s next for you! Enjoy every part of what God has in store for you. I love you with all my heart !

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  2. Jared Overturf on May 11th, 2018 8:52 am

    Aww, Kelly. Mead was definitely better off with you there. You sure have left your mark on the school. We’re all looking forward to seeing what great things you’re going to accomplish in the years to come.

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