Senior Editors Send Staff Final Farewell

By Alexandra Gutierrez and Richard Hernandez

Walking into your senior year, everyone thinks it’s going to be a piece of cake but they never think of all the college applications, searching for scholarships, passing that much needed science class and trying to balance the social life that seems key to a successful senior year. Sometimes everything just feels like a big bundle of stress and you want nothing more than to get rid of it.

Well, that’s exactly what newspaper did for us. This year’s newspaper staff was full of people that truly got along like a happy family. They never failed to put a smile on our faces on our worst days. Though this year was nothing like we had planned, we appreciate the flexibility of our staff and the willingness to do what it takes to put out articles. We wish we could’ve taught you guys more than we did but we know those of you that go on in the class will do an amazing job.

Raquel. Your writing has improved over the year and we know that you have a lot of potential. Your talent for writing and ear for music could really take you places. While you’re definitely not the loudest in the class, you help make this class diverse. You bring a calm, collective, strong spirit to the classroom. Sometimes being the strong silent type, is the best type you can be.

Kiara. Your fashion sense is at a level no one else in the class reaches. Your writing has improved so much over the year and we are so proud of you. You’ve gone from writing simple news stories to features that cover so many different topics people actually care about. Don’t ever be afraid to stand out. Be bold and be yourself.

Skyler. You are perhaps the absolute worst student in the class. Regardless, we love you. Although you haven’t written much or done much in this class, you have made it quite enjoyable. You’re seriously one of the funniest, nicest, and most likeable kids we’ve ever met. Also, Share the Heights is almost as perf as you.

Garrett. Where do we start? You are the biggest class clown and you’re a good writer when you feel like it. We have no idea what we would’ve done without you in the class. You have potential to do amazing things in life, no matter what you end up doing. Keep that smile on your face and continue to always look on the bright side.

Leslie. Your friendship is a friendship is neither one of us would trade for the world. Somehow, in that little body of yours, is a ton of motivation, dedication, and stubbornness. You have something about you that makes people want to know you and not many people have that. No matter what, don’t second guess what’s happening in your life, just let things happen.

Ryan. I remember the first day you walked into newspaper. You’ve grown from an awkward giant, into a lovable giant. You went from being one of the more quiet students in the class into becoming one of the boys. Ryan, your writing ability never fails to amaze. You can knock out a 1,000 word article on a random topic in a day, a feat that is quite impressive. You’re quite the writer and, Ryan, we have all the faith in the world in you. You and Randee will take over the newspaper and make something great out of it. Good luck.

Randee. Your smile is perf. Your personality was always able to put everyone in a good mood no matter how bad their day was going. You are going to be a great editor and you have the dedication and ability to do so much more with the Advocate than we ever did. We’re so proud of the writer you’ve shaped into this year and we know that you’ll do great things. Whatever you do, you’ll make us proud. Don’t be afraid to try new things and be great.

Alex. We’ve done a lot throughout the couple years we’ve known each other. I remember how you use to say that you looked up to me, oh how silly it is to think about that now. This year we’ve both kind of slacked off, but you still kinda tried. And I applaud you for that. We’ve been through so much over the years and I’m glad that we went through this journey together.

Richard. I remember the first day I met you sophomore year. And the time I told you it was National Platypus Day. We’ve been through a lot since then. To this day, I find it hard to think that you were never in a journalism class because you are still a better sports writer than me. I hope, whatever you do in life, you continue to write because you have too much talent to waste. Follow your heart, do what you think is right and always make smart decisions.

Ms Muniz. * gives silent treatment* just kidding. Ms Muniz, without you this year wouldn’t have been the same. We had a lot of worries going into the school year about how or who our new newspaper advisor would be. To be honest a lot of us were worried about how everything would work out, but luckily we got ourselves a pretty great teacher. You’ve made this year fun. You’ve pushed us to do a lot this year. We dominated throughout the year in UIL and we’ve grown closer as a team. You’ve made this year a memorable one. With this school year approaching an end I can say that I’m glad that you became our teacher. Ms Muniz, you’ve got a wonderful staff lined up for next year and I have all the faith in the world that you, Randee, Ryan, and and everyone else will make this paper the best in the district. With your guidance I know that the Advocate will be in good hands for many years to come. Thank you for everything, Ms Muniz.

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