As I write this, the calendar is turning from April to May. This is one of the busiest times in any school in America, and Antioch is certainly abuzz with year-end activities. This past weekend, 433 students went to Grand Geneva to celebrate Prom. It was a fantastic night of great food and dancing with friends. It was heartwarming to see so many smiles. On the following day, we celebrated the achievements of 57 students as the newest inductees to the National Honor Society.
Our choirs, orchestra, and bands will have year-end concerts. There will be a variety of awards programs as we recognize the outstanding effort of our students. And, the way the spring sports have been performing during the regular season, the post-season in every sport offers great promise.
May is also a bittersweet time as we say goodbye to the seniors after they graduate on May 21st. My entire career has been in high school, and there is great satisfaction from bearing witness to the growth that we see in the four years our students spend with us. They enter our doors as nervous freshmen, unsure of what high school will be like. They leave four years later, having made some significant decisions about who they are in this world. Between these two moments, we have seen them become the best versions of themselves. We have seen them challenge themselves by many means measured, and we have celebrated their success. While we will miss them, we know that the memories made will last a lifetime.
And so, it is entirely fitting to say to the seniors now, “Once A Sequoit, Always a Sequoit.”
Antioch Community High School