If there is one thing I have learned over the past four years, it is that time truly does fly by. There is no way to quantify the feeling that accompanies the realization that tomorrow is your last day in the Wilton school system — 2,353 days over 13 years and only one remains. It is a feeling that makes you want to jump off the walls, start crying, hug your best friend, and smile from ear to ear all at the same time. In this moment, you realize that high school is a whirlwind; a whirlwind, however, that you would not change for the world. And a whirlwind in which, more than anything, you learn a lot — whether you want to or not. Therefore, I would like to share with you a few of the most important things I learned at WHS:
1. Change is OK. If you had told me this is who I would be four years ago, I would have thought you were crazy. Four years ago I played soccer and lacrosse, balked at the thought of joining student government, and thought I wanted to go to a big school in the city. Today I am a runner who squeals when they see a ball flying towards them, an avid member of student government who will gladly explain to you why student government is actually super cool, and a future college student at a small school in the middle of nowhere. Thus, I say: Don’t confine yourself to who you think you want to be. Don’t be afraid to change. If something sparks interest inside of you, try it. That decision that you never plan on making often turns out to be the greatest decision that you ever make.