A Year of Lasts

Rachel Pugliese, Staff Writer

The first day of senior year is a welcome back for the last time. It is the grand finale of your high school career, the final destination before heading into a turbulent world full of careers and adults. Although it’s intimidating to think about, ending high school is something you will never get to experience again, and you should enjoy it while it lasts.

The perks of being a senior are seemingly endless. Senior privilege is one of many. “I like being able to leave during my free periods to get lunch,” Amanda Castellane, a FHS senior, explained. With a free period and a ride, the school day becomes much less confining, making it easier to enjoy getting up at 6 am every morning. “I like having first period off,” Lindsay Gentilella said, “I can sleep in.” Being in 12th grade really is an experience. While some are “excited for Senior banquet and graduation” others are “looking forward to the Halloween parade.” These events are long anticipated and worth the three-year wait. However, it is bittersweet to think that it is your last chance to take part in school events. For example, it is your last first football game, your last homecoming, your last time eating in the cafeterias, or hanging out in the Commons; it is your last walk through the halls of Farmingdale High School as a student. But that’s what senior year is all about. Lasts. It makes it somehow hard to leave the comfort of the past four years, thinking that is your last time. “I’m going to miss seeing my friends in school everyday,” Castellane said when asked about the transition out of high school.

Although your days at Farmingdale High School are winding down, it is the best time to go out and experience what high school and being a senior are all about.