Just as a heads up, I know the headline says, "Especially my SHS seniors," but this one is pretty much entirely to them. If you aren't a senior or you don't like shedding a couple tears then, well.. you should read it anyway.
Just to start out, I miss you all a lot. I didn't realize just how much I enjoyed being around all of you until I wasn't able to see you everyday. I knew there'd be a time when I wouldn't have that privilege anymore, but I thought I had longer to prepare myself.
I'm so thankful with how our school is trying to handle this entire situation, and that they're still planning on holding graduation, but I know that most of us are still having a really hard time with the events we're missing. We already missed prom, and even though most of us plan to do small celebrations with the people who were supposed to be in our groups, it just isn't the same as us all getting to be together. The spring sports and fine arts performances and competitions are all canceled, we don't get the opportunity to finish our high school careers doing what we love. We're missing out on our last week of school, the one we've been looking forward to all year, with all the fun events. We didn't get to do our senior prank. More than any of these though, I just miss my every day life with you guys; sitting in classrooms, walking down the hallways, and all of us eating lunch together. I'm just praying that we get to make our last few memories together; road painting, baccalaureate, the award ceremony, and graduation.
I just want you to know that, in a heartbeat, I would completely start over again, just to end our senior year correctly. I'd go through all the good and the bad again, just to get our last quarter of high school back (except, I'd probably skip that phase where I had bangs, because seriously, who let me do that?)
We all thought being the class of 2020 was so cool, and in a couple years, we may look back and think that it was, but I know how bad it hurts right now. I'm so sorry, guys, I wanted it just as bad as you did.
I love you all so much and I thank you so much for all of the amazing memories. Thank you for all the spirit weeks, all the homecomings, and all the pep rallies. Thank you for the time a some of us got called to the office for trying to make our senior quote "Full sends only," because apparently that means something inappropriate. Thank you for the every day life and the multitude of laughs you've given me. Thank you for the last thirteen years of my life. It doesn't matter where we all go from here, I'll always remember you.
Love you always, and for one last time, go big red.