By Maria Hedges, Zoe Van Auken and Nina Baldwin
(Editor’s Note: After pooling their talents to write one article each month throughout the school year, Trenton High seniors Nina Baldwin, Maria Hedges and Zoe Van Auken have opted to write individually for their farewell article to each share personal thoughts on their time at Trenton High).
BY NINA BALDWIN
As the school year draws to a close, seniors have begun saying our goodbyes to friends, peers, staff, and the high school itself. We are on to bigger and better things, we know, but we are still leaving behind the place and the people we grew up around and have even come to love.
And although we have been anxiously awaiting the moment that we will finally walk across that stage to receive our diploma, there will come a moment — maybe not today, maybe not next week and maybe not until we are finally settled in our dorm rooms — that we will realize how much of who we are was because of our time at Trenton High School.
It has been a great pleasure documenting some of the best parts of our senior year through the Trenton Trib, and I will cherish our monthly column when I look back and reminisce.
Much has changed for me personally since our first article with the Trib. I will now be attending Central Michigan University and have intentions of studying Speech & Communication Disorders in hopes of pursuing a career in Speech Pathology.
In honor of our last few weeks at THS, I would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Marcia Gutierrez, Mr. Mark Bronson, Mrs. Heather Shimanek, Mrs. Denise Paczewtiz and Mrs. Pam Wilcox, all of whom have contributed so much to my successes and to the person that I have become. Thank you for your continued support, guidance and friendship over the last few years. You are greatly appreciated and have truly touched the lives of so many students.
Lastly, I would like to thank Mr. Joe Hoshaw and Ms. Kathy Kane for allowing us to be a part of the Trenton Trib family this year. The three of us have thoroughly enjoyed selecting topics, collaborating ideas and writing together. We appreciate all the time and effort both of you put into this, and we especially appreciate your patience with our untimeliness.
Congratulations to Trenton High School’s class of 2016. Thanks for the memories, and wherever you go, always remember where your roots are.
BY MARIA HEDGES
As my senior year draws to a close I would like to say how thankful I am to have had an amazing year with my friends, from spirit week, to Student Council, to prom I’ve had an unforgettable time.
My favorite memories of this year were student council states, band camp, spring break and prom, I got to spend that time with my best friends and both events were unforgettable.
I am so grateful to have had the high school experience that I had and while I am sad that I have to leave some of them behind I am looking forward to the future as I head to Grand Valley State University as a social work major as well as playing in the Lakers marching band.
I would like to thank the Trib for the awesome opportunity for letting us write for them this year, it was a blast and I’m glad we got to write about all of the awesome things THS has to offer. Also I would like to wish the class of 2017 luck as they head into their senior year!
BY ZOE VAN AUKEN
As my last year at Trenton High School comes to a close, I am grateful to have had so many memorable experiences. I look forward to studying in the field of pathology at Wayne State University as a member of the Honors College.
From running my last cross country meet at Lake Erie Metropark, to dancing the night away at my senior prom, to wandering the streets of New York with my closest friends, the memories I have made will stay with me forever, and I look forward to the new people and experiences that wait for me at Wayne State.
I would like to give a huge thank you to the Trenton Trib Newspaper for allowing me and my fellow writers to share some of the happenings at THS with the community, and write about the things we have loved being a part of during our time in Trenton. This has been a wonderful way to connect with my community before I have to say goodbye, and I have loved every minute of it. Thank you!