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In the circle of life, high school is just one small step. Kindergarten and middle school prepared you for high school, high school prepared you for college, college prepares you for graduate school and a career, and from there, one is always prepared to move on to life’s next big promotion. Every day, you are reminded that what you did here matters and that it is preparing you for the rest of your lives. We often ask ourselves, are we preparing our whole lives?
Newton once said, “To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.”
As you ponder each step of life’s great cycle, remember to live in the moment, in the now, and appreciate what you are, what you have, and who surrounds you. You’re anxious to be gone, but as you head off to college, enjoy this next step in your lives because it will be over all too soon. As you travel on, we hope that the memories that you’ve made here return to you often.
High school has its own little cycle. As one class leaves, another enters.Each year imparted to you a different role. You came into kindergarten as the little ones learning how to adapt. As you grew older, you rebelled a bit. In middle school, you knew the ropes and eagerly awaited high school. And then came senior year…top of the heap…the icing on the cake! You now know more because you have stood on the shoulders of teachers, administrators, and even classes that came before you. In the future, you will be the pillars that future senior classes will look up to as role models.
Next year, you will begin a new phase, a new beginning as college freshmen, adding to the foundation that AMSI has laid for you.We believe that you have the strength to do that. You are surrounded by people who love you, respect you, believe in you and know that you have the “hearts and the smarts” to progress and excel in life. The future while it brings opportunities will bring with it some worries and obstacles, but the challenge is to stay true to the values you’ve learned. Remember the giants that taught you right from wrong…Live in the now…Stay true to yourselves…Rejoice in the circle of life.