LAKE GEORGE — Anita Preuss, a member of the Lake George Class of 2022 Honors Group, mentioned that phrases couldn’t paint the image of what she and her fellow classmates went via to make it to commencement on Saturday.
She mentioned that elementary faculty is an effective way to start out the journey, and he or she wouldn’t thoughts bringing one thing from these days to highschool.
“Personally, I feel if we nonetheless had recess and nap time in highschool it will of made the journey a terrific deal simpler,” she mentioned as her fellow graduates and attending households laughed.
However Preuss mentioned that her youthful self might by no means have imagined what she would find yourself going via alongside the way in which to graduating from highschool.
She mentioned that phrases couldn’t describe what they confronted throughout what she was informed can be “one of the best years” of her life.
“By no means did I see myself spending a part of my highschool profession on-line in my bed room, or unable to sit down collectively at tables throughout lunch,” Preuss mentioned.
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She mentioned that the district did a terrific job bringing them again to in-person studying, however fears nonetheless lingered for her. She mentioned there was a concern of going again to high school after having fun with being house a lot, and a concern of interacting with individuals and by chance getting a beloved one sick.
Preuss mentioned that their highschool years had been stuffed with these fears and uncertainty.
One other concern that offered itself to Preuss and her fellow graduates got here with the information of college shootings all through the nation.
Preuss mentioned that eager about a pupil the identical age as oneself not making it house someday is “mentally taxing.”
“But we confronted these fears collectively and got here to high school regardless of these fears,” she mentioned.
Preuss was one among 67 graduates from the Class of 2022 that the Lake George Central Faculty District honored in a ceremony on Saturday.
Members of the varsity’s Honors Group spoke to their fellow graduates and their households in regards to the ceremony’s theme: “Phrases can’t describe.”
Graduations function a time to rejoice accomplishments and sit up for the longer term.
Ryan Quirk, member of the Lake George Class of 2022 Honors Group, mentioned that graduations are additionally the right time to look again and replicate on previous reminiscences made alongside the way in which.
He mentioned he was in a position to look again on the times he would spend after faculty practising for Future Enterprise Leaders of America competitions. Quirk would go on to qualify for the nationwide competitors in San Antonio, Texas.
“That taught me the life lesson that onerous work pays off,” he mentioned.
He was additionally in a position to fondly reminisce about his time working the 400 meter relay for the varsity’s monitor and area crew, incomes a spot within the state qualifier races.
Then per week later he mentioned that he ran the identical race, however was destroyed by the competitors.
He urged his fellow classmates to take time in the course of the ceremony to replicate on the numerous reminiscences that introduced all of them to that gymnasium.
“Most of all, take a deep sigh of aid and assume to yourselves: you made it,” Quirk mentioned. “Not solely that, you conquered it, and now you get to maneuver on in life and take all of those great reminiscences with you.”
Jay Mullen is a reporter for The Put up-Star protecting town of Glens Falls, Warren County and crime and courts. You possibly can attain him at 518-742-3224 or email@example.com.