Noah. Senior Class, 2017

I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I have loved meeting some wonderful seniors this year.  In truth, as a mom to little(r) ones, seniors scare me.  Maybe it’s the reality that, all too quickly, my little ones will be one of ‘those’ big ones and I just don’t want to face that.  Or maybe, these people who are straddling worlds between childhood and adulthood is a territory I have yet to navigate. . . outside of my own journey, of course.  Whatever the case, spending time with these young men and women has been such a pleasure and has reminded me that there really is so much hope for our future.

It was such a pleasure to meet Noah.  I was immediately impressed with his easy going nature and very kind spirit.  He is a basketball player with his feet planted firmly on the ground and his eyes focused toward his future.  He talked of how much he has enjoyed his high school years and the bonds he has formed with his classmates.  Listening to Noah talk about his high school experience made me question all the not-so-good things that media tells me about high school today.  Certainly, this has something to do with his great parents and a very good school system, but I have no doubt that there is a lot of Noah’s own nature in the way he is today.

Noah, I wish you all the best as you move through your senior year and toward the bright future that I know is ahead of you.

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