Graduation day is something many people will never forget. One of my biggest moments in my life was the day of graduation and the weeks leading up to it. It was one of the most exciting but nerve-racking moments in my high school years. Hearing my name being called to receive my diploma made things so surreal. I realized I was walking toward a new beginning in life and at that moment I realized how fast time had past. I was no longer a child anymore. The weeks leading up to graduation felt as if they could not go any slower. There was so much anticipation building up in all of the seniors, it seemed as if graduation was all that anyone could talk about. I remember sitting in English class with my friends and listening to our principal Mr. Lowery over the intercom “Class of 2011,” he began “It has been a long road for you guys but you have almost made it!” Listening to him speak reassured me that it was really happening, the moment was finally coming. It had seemed like yesterday I started Temecula Valley High School, getting lost looking for classes, trying to make new friends, and asking people for help. Finally, here it was, the day before graduation had come, Senior check out day. I woke up that morning and said to my self “This is the last day as a senior in high school.” I was pretty excited. Lunch time came at school and all the seniors rushed to the stadium to pick up their caps and gowns and attend graduation practice. Everyone was so excited that it was nearly impossible to keep any of us under control. After hours of practicing the line up for graduation we had finally mastered it and were sent home. On the way home that night all that was running through my mind was.... this is the end of a brand new beginning. On May 26, 2011 I woke up full of pure excitement, it was graduation day! Seniors did not have to be at the stadium until 4:30 pm to get ribbons and line up. I had the whole day to prepare for our big ceremony. Leading up to...
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