There is one moment that stands above all others in every child’s grade school career, and that is their graduation ceremony. The event that every freshman looks forward to from the moment that they step into high school. Don’t get me wrong, people have the most memorable times while in high school, I know have, but it will be a roller coaster experience for all. Nevertheless, it is just something about the anticipation that every teen has to finally be on their own and not having to follow their parents’ rules and orders every day. We are all eager to gain freedom from all of the arguments, chores, and restrictions, although, we will eventually miss the little things that are done for us. As I finished the last graduation rehearsals, that eagerness began to become overwhelming. Waking up the morning of the ceremony, I had no clue for what was yet to come, knowing that I had to be at the Georgia Dome at two o’clock which was three hours prior to our ceremony, I had a lot to get done before leaving. Making the drive to go get some of my family members so that they could catch a ride with my mother had to be the most time-consuming of that morning, I had to drive from Hampton to nearly downtown Atlanta and McDonough, this nearly took about an hour and thirty minutes, not to mention my haircut appointment later on that morning. After I get my cut, I head back home to prepare all of my clothes for ceremony, when putting on my clothes is when the hype of day really began to dwell on me of how this will be the last time that I will see most the peers I grew up with, the goodbyes to the teachers who watch us grow for four years, and the fact that I am a couple of hours from becoming an alumni. My mother couldn’t resist go...
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...nd gave her an emotionless hug and congratulations, then I continued with my night because I refused to let anything ruin my day. After eating, my family and friends gave a brief, heartfelt speech on proud they were of me, then we departed and now the immature and careless part of that night came into play. My friends and I decided to race home from downtown, I was living off of the hype that I had just graduated, not realizing the potential consequences that could happen to me or my car, so I went with it. Speeding down I-75 was a complete adrenaline rush, it was fantastic, and luckily we ended the race and got home unharmed, unfortunately, I came to realize that my car was finished. Unknowingly, I messed up the car’s transmission was never able to drive it again, but in the end it was all worth it for what stands at the top of my list of the best days in my life.
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