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Senior Goodbye: Caitie Rusen

May 19, 2015

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Riverside Brookfield is a place where teachers encouraged us to break the status quo and define ourselves as we choose. RB is having friends we’ll keep for the rest of our lives, and that means we really are ‘all in this together’. Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!

I believe Troy Bolton said it right. The four years at RB were filled with laughter and so many memories. From cheering with my basketball bench squad, to making future plans with my mediocre softball team, my four years of high school are years that I’ll never forget.

Another activity that made a huge impact in my life is Riverside-Brookfield Young Life. I met some of my closest friends being involved in it and it has helped me experience the world outside of this small town in different ways. Walking the halls of RB seeing and interacting with other students that are involved in Young Life has made my high school years even more special. I’m definitely going to miss my Young Life community the most.

But it just hasn’t hit me yet that I’m graduating so soon. This whole year I’ve been thinking of all the “lasts” that I’m experiencing. Like my last homecoming week, my last time cheering in the 6th man, my last time ever playing basketball and softball competitively and many more lasts that I can’t believe are true.

Watching most of my friends go away to college is going to be rough too. It’s so weird to think that we’re going from seeing each other everyday for months straight, to not seeing each other at all until winter break or summer. It’s crazy!

I know college is going to be very tough but I just can’t wait to move on to the next chapter in my life, so deuces RB!

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