Dear Student Council,
Since the very beginning, you have always taught me how to be a leader. You’ve showed me how important it is to volunteer your time to benefit others. You have taught me responsibility, organization, and how to be a good role model. Student council has put me under a lot of hard work throughout the years, but it is all worth it to see other people happy. My work in Student Council is one of the main reasons to drive me to my career path. Thank you for some of the best opportunities ever, and a lifetime of fun memories.
Band gave me wonderful memories from band camp, to marching competitions, to spring trips. I have had friends since that beginning, and I’ve also met people recently that I hope to keep a part of my life forever. Band taught me how to be outgoing and not be afraid to meet friends, and it also taught me that when you feel like giving up, you need to work harder. Band taught me that I am more capable of being a leader than I thought I was. Thank you for everything you have taught me- my time playing my instrument or conducting the marching band full of people I love will be some of my most cherished high school memories.
Nowhere else in the world can you truly step into the shoes of another human being than on the stage. I have had the opportunity to not only tell, but feel the experiences of at least 8 characters throughout my time in the OHS Theatre department. Each of them taught me a different value that I will hold on to for the rest of my life. Not only has theatre given me knowledge, but it has also given me some of my best friends in the entire world. I would not trade my time on stage for anything. I am often very insecure about what I am doing in my life, but the stage is one place where I feel nothing but strength. Thank you for giving me confidence, and for giving me the opportunities of a lifetime.
During the school day, you can find me in math class zoning out, or watching my eyes glaze over during any other subject, because it is hard for me to act interested in things that I just don’t care that much about. However, when I step foot into Room 234 every day, I am ready to take on whatever challenge faces me. The passion and drive I feel when I am editing a show, or when I am on camera, are so immense. And then, when a show is finally completed and we get to show our finished product, the feeling I get is truly unexplainable. Broadcast has taught me how to be comfortable talking with strangers. It has taught me that success does not come easy, it takes a lot of hard work to get a result, and you have to be willing to put it in. Without broadcast, I would not be as aware of the world around me. Thank you for teaching me how to work hard, how to effectively communicate with others, and how to be a good human being. Like all of my other activities, I will carry what I’ve learned from broadcast along with me for the rest of my life. `