Senior Farewell: Onto The next chapter

My four years at Huntington Park High School have been the journey of a lifetime, however, this chapter comes to a close, as a new chapter in my life will commence. I have experienced some of my greatest moments, but also gone through my own personal hardships in high school. In my sophomore year of high school, I experienced the reality between friendships, school, and family. I met one of the most humane and kind people on living earth, Carolina. Carolina introduced me to life in colors and full bloom. 

Being able to build my self-confidence, and being able to live life fully without giving any negative thought to overthinking. I know there is a successful path waiting for her toward her next steps. Surrounding myself with people who wish to flourish was able to give me the motivation and strength to obtain a greater ambition. 

My freshman-year self would be beyond proud and amazed to see the person I have become. I was able to be a part of the school, and actively be involved in sports, programs, and clubs. I plan to continue striving toward my path of success at California State University, Fullerton, and major in nursing. I wish I knew sooner that life moves on, and doesn’t stop for anyone. It’s important to be independent within yourself and realize there’s only one way to go, which is up! 

Everyone goes through their own struggles, and it’s important to realize that everyone is too busy caught up with their life to notice anything. Be the person you want to be, and don’t change for other people. There’s a famous saying that says, “Mejor sola que mal acompañada”, which essentially translates to better be by yourself than with bad company. I surrounded myself with people who wanted to be present and reciprocated the same energy I gave out. 

People like Carolina, Emely, and Joshua were able to inspire me in my journey in high school. Along with carrying an important value, humility. No one will ever know the sacrifices you have made or all the work you have put out, only you know the blood, sweat, and tears that you shed. Carry them close to your heart, and always be reminded that you deserve good and beautiful things in life. It’s okay to not be okay, but a bad day only lasts 24 hours. Make every moment last, because these four years passed in a heartbeat. Lastly, with this farewell, I hope the students of Huntington Park High School take the time to appreciate the HP teachers, faculty, and staff that try their best to provide a safe educational atmosphere for their students.

Written By: Alondra Ruiz, 2023 Boys Sports Editor

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