“Just let this sink in... One day you'll be at your last Friday night football game and prom. One day you'll be at your last game with your team. One day you'll be taking your last test and eating your last school lunch. One day you'll have your last fire drill and report card. One day you'll have your last young and wild Saturday night with people you've made made millions of memories with. One day you'll be closing your locker and walking out those doors for the last time. One day you'll be standing in an alphabetical ordered line in a cap and gown with people who you watched grow up. People who watched you grow up. Some of these people you'll never see again or hear about. One day you'll forget about all the people you knew and you'll barely remember the memories until you find a picture that makes you think of one. One day you'll be packing up 18 years of your life and hugging your parents goodbye. One day you won't be in high school anymore.”
Many of these “one days” have come and gone and many of them are soon to occur. It’s all over. Where did the time go? There was once a time we walked these halls as freshman and thought the next four years would never end, but here we are at the end. It’s been a good four years for the Class of 2017.
We are the last class who went to a Mrs. Watts governed Lowry, back when we had a dress code and couldn’t have our phones in the hall. Oh how times have changed.
It was freshman year that we decided on the class motto “Step aside as we rock the scene we’re the Class of 2017” and our mascot, a spaceman.
We’ve had some memorable times such as winning class of the year sophomore year and once again senior year. Homecoming this year was a great start to our last year at Lowry. The theme was 80s movies. We started the week with painting the W half blue and half yellow. On Tuesday of the week we had our Senior Sunrise. The rest of the week was filled with the rest of the usual fun activities such as dress up days, powderpuff football, he man, the parade, and the football game. Homecoming royalty was nonetheless Madison Montero and Dillon Maestrejuan.
Winter was long, cold, and awful, but Winterfest week was nothing but fun. The theme was Dr. Suess. At the half time of the varsity boys basketball game Amaya Herrera and Brady Lange were crowned royalty.
Prom was a magical night per usual. We spent our last prom in the 50s/60s. Prom royalty was Kelsey Dalley and Roberto Rodriguez.
There were two senior ditch days this year. The first was just a practice round. Seniors spent their real ditch day, May 26 with friends having one final hoorah. This is where it kind of goes downhill. Some seniors attempted a senior prank, but let’s just say things got out of hand. The infamous Class of 2017 will always be remembered as the class that vandalized the school as a senior prank. In addition to that, 36 seniors were suspended to face consequences of their actions. It is important to say the senior class is very sorry for the actions of those seniors.
The Class of 2017 was the class of firsts and lasts. The seniors will be the first to be wearing all blue gowns at the graduation ceremony. They will also be the first seniors to celebrate the Drug Free Grad night at the Boys and Girls Club. The seniors this year was the last complete class that was born in the 90’s.
As we walk up those stairs today and receive our diplomas we end this long chapter of our lives. For some of us it was filled with fun, happy memories. For some it was filled with sadness. For most of us though it was a mixture of both. It has been real, it has been fun, but it hasn't been real fun. Thank you Lowry, and goodbye.