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What an interesting four years it has been. I know I'm not alone when I think back to freshman year and remember the first time I stepped out onto our football field ... oh wait, never mind. And who could forget the very first time we stood in awe in the middle of our gymnasium on the Wildcat logo ... oh, scratch that, too. Seriously now, I know everyone remembers their first dip in the school swimming pool ... am I right?
To begin with, I don't think I could have ever imagined having such a diverse group of people as my classmates. In this small group of 25 students we have comedians, artists, intellectuals, athletes, actors, leaders, lovers and fighters. But there is one word that can be used to describe all of us collectively, and I think we all know what that word is ... scholars. I'm positive that Mrs. Cones will echo this sentiment. And after four years, I don't think any of us really know what a scholar is. This is only because our class demonstrates such a wide spectrum of the term scholar.
One of the hallmarks of our class is the incredible impact that we have had on the Tates Creek community. A good example of this is the relationship our class has with the underclassmen. In past years, the underclassmen have been all too happy to see the seniors leave. But this year's senior class has gone out of their way to be love, care for, and nurture the underclassmen. Don't get me started on Sean! His popularity among the freshmen has just soared! Underclassmen lovingly refer to Sean as evil. Brie has been a mentor to the whole junior class. She has shown them how to be classy and charismatic. Way to go, Brie! Seriously though, the bonds that this senior class has built with the other students are strong bonds that will continue even after graduation ... or so we hope.
Another aspect of the Tates Creek community that has influenced the senior class is the faculty.
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