5 Things I Never Thought I’d Miss About West

Kelsey Eisenbarger

With limited time left at high school, I often find myself reflecting on the last four years I’ve spent here. And with that, I’m beginning to realize that I will miss a lot of things about West… including the things I used to complain about all the time. So I’ve compiled a list of all things I thought I would never, not in a million years, miss about West.

5) Nagging Teachers: In high school, teachers are constantly bugging students to turn in homework or study for tests, but in college, the professors are not going to remind kids to complete assignments. I am now thankful for all the reminders that my teachers have given me in order to help my grade and will definitely miss their constant nagging next year.

4) Time Square: I will actually miss the 50 something students attempting to navigate their way through the central hub of our school. The chaos has become normal and comical because no matter how many times Springfield says to keep moving, clumps of students remain standing in clusters blocking the walk way.

3) Janitors Locking the Doors Three Minutes After the Bell Rings: I guess I show up at late to school too much because this has become a reoccurring problem for me. This might be the most frustrating thing in the world but it’s just another little thing about West that I will miss.

2) Hallways: I will miss hallways because they connect the school and all the different parts of it. In collegeI will be walking building to building to get to classes and will miss running into my friends in the hallways and awkwardly saying ‘hey’.

1) Being at School more than my own House: The thing I will miss the most about high school is spending all my time being involved in multiple sports and activities. There are days when I would get to school early for choir and leave school late after basketball games…It was hard but now that I am moving on to college, I will miss having a bunch of activities going on to consume all of my time.

My advice for underclassmen is to truly cherish all the time that you have left at West. The little things that you are ‘so done with’ and the reasons you ‘can’t wait to get out of here’ will eventually be missed, I promise.