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Senior Goodbye: Rebecca Rusiecki

May 22, 2014

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For me, writing a final farewell is not an easy thing to do. Spending the past four years at RB has been so eventful, and I’ll always remember my time here. But now that graduation is just around the corner, I’m ready to move on to bigger and better things.

One of the aspects of high school I’ll remember most fondly is my time on Clarion. I joined the paper as a sophomore, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made during my time at RB. Going into it, I didn’t realize how much actually goes on in the school. Being able to cover school events and seeing my stories published has been so rewarding. I’m glad that I’ve had the opportunity to work with our sponsor Mr. Mancoff and everyone on staff.

I like to stay busy, so I’ve been relatively involved in the school during my time at RB. I’ve had the opportunity to be involved not only with the Clarion, but also RB’s tennis, badminton and track teams. I’ve also been a part of Student Association, Speech Team and Model UN. Each of these activities has had a great impact on me.

I’d like to use my Senior Goodbye to thank a few of the teachers I’ve had the privilege to meet over the past four years. First of all, I’d like to thank Mr. Fuller and Ms. Bradt for being great Speech Team coaches. I’d also like to thank Mr. Fields for making AP US so interesting. And thank you to Mr. Beasley for being a fantastic teacher- having AP Gov with you this semester has been great.

I may have been counting down the hours until graduation since the beginning of the school year, but now that it’s so close, it seems surreal. Freshman year seems like so long ago, and I know that spending the last four years at RB has made me into a very different person. I remember that when I started my freshman year, I was obsessed with getting good grades. Now I realize that there are things that are more important than getting an A, like actually learning something. There are many things that I’ve enjoyed about my time at RB, but I’m not necessarily sad to be leaving. In the fall, I’ll be studying Political Science at American University in Washington DC. Now that I’m ready to go to college, I realize that RB has really prepared me for life beyond high school and I will always be grateful for that.

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