I have almost played my last-ever game of speedball. For those of you who aren’t aware, speedball is by far the greatest activity offered in gym class in the Wilton Public Schools. A unique blend of soccer, basketball, and rugby, speedball creates a competitive atmosphere rarely seen in the normal gym class. There is no shame in walking to the next period class dripping with sweat after a tough game of speedball. I think, when I look back on my days as a high schooler, it will be these little things that stick in my mind. There will, most likely, never be another place in my life where I will have the opportunity to play speedball. Just like using a locker, or riding a school bus, or waiting every day for 2:50 and the wonderful bell that releases students, some high school experiences can never be duplicated. Over the last four years, the little things have added up to make a huge difference in my life.
As more and more kids get accepted into different colleges, high school students start to look forward to the next chapter in their lives. Kids talk about their futures, what they plan to study, where they want to work, and how they want to live their lives. Unfortunately, most forget to look back. It isn’t until May or June that most seniors start to think about the incredible experiences high school brought. Now, officially in the year 2015, my New Year’s resolution is to enjoy my last semester of high school and appreciate the little things it has to offer. I will make an effort to thank that teacher from sophomore year or catch up with that kid I used to be friends with. Most of these people I may never see again, but for one more semester the least I can do is keep in touch.