High School Senior Writes Insightful, Compassionate Letter to Fellow Students
Dear Landmark High School,
I know that our grades and online classes are not over just yet, but I always wondered what I would say to people on the day of graduation. I think at this moment the seniors need this now. With what is going on in the world, we are all taking this differently, and I hope each of you is safe and healthy. I am at a divide, and I feel a loss that I don’t think will ever repair the same. I knew that the day I left the grounds of Landmark High school I would miss it, but right now it’s so much more than just a happy memory. It is a loss that I didn’t think would happen so soon. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye, and I’m still not.
I miss walking up the hill, and that is something I never thought I would say. I miss trying to hide from Mr. G on a day I wasn’t in dress code. I miss the lines in the cafeteria, and the chaotic community nights. I miss all of it, but there is an important lesson that I have learned from this experience though. Never take anything for granted, not a single moment, because you will even miss the things you didn’t like when it’s all taken away from you in the blink of an eye.
I am so sorry to all of the seniors who have worked hard from day one. We worked so hard, and we overcame challenges we never thought we could, and still do every day. I miss all of you, even the people I didn’t get to know very well.
There truly is a difference, that no matter how many classes I attended Monday through Friday on a Google Meet, it in no way makes up for what Landmark is as a physical place. It is not only a school for LD kids next to Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. It's a soul that builds a family and makes it a home.
I know that for underclassmen this is a different experience for you all, but take it from the senior class of 2020, and make the best out of the rest of the time you have left at Landmark. Grow as people, as we all did, because you can’t get the great memories back when it’s all done. To end this I would like to say thank you to everyone, for everything, and that I will always be proud to be a Viking.
With Lots of Love,
Morgan Frazier '20