Farewell From Your Senior Class President


Mariajose Orozco, Senior Class President

Mariajose Orozco, 2018 Senior Class President

Dear Seniors,

As this school year comes to an end, so does a chapter in our lives. High school had its ups and downs and it may have been better for you than for others.  But these four years, whether they were the best in your life or the worst, were a time to grow and mature. High school shaped us and had an impact on who we are today.

Think about the scared freshman that first showed up and roamed the halls four years ago, lost and not knowing where to go. Now this school is like our second home, a place where we have laughed, cried, and met amazing new people.  After June 4, we will never be gathered in the same building, we will never be able to see all of our friends everyday, and we will never be able to go up the four flights of stairs gasping for air.

These days will be full of lasts; the last lunch at the strip, the last parties, the last class with your favorite teachers and the last days before adulthood and the real world.  Although you can’t wait to graduate, stop and take a minute to breath and soak it all in, because you will probably miss this.  Only a few months from today, you could be sitting in a college dorm, working, or in the military. Regardless of where life takes you, always try your best.

In the wise words of Troy Bolton, El Paso High, “Is a place where teachers encouraged us to break the status quo and define ourselves as we choose, where a jock can cook up a mean crème brûlée, and a brainiac can break it down on the dance floor. It’s a place where one person, if it’s the right person, changes us all.  El Paso High is having friends we’ll keep for the rest of our lives, and that means we really are ‘all in this together.’”

We are prepared to make our own path, so do not be afraid follow your dreams, as wild as they may seem.

With love, your senior class president

MJ Orozco