May 21, 2015
The last four years have passed by so fast, and I’m still not sure I’m ready for it to end. I’ve learned so much from my time here at BSM, made so many great friends, and hopefully, I have shaped myself for success in the future. With all that the community of Benilde has given me, I feel that it’s my duty to give some advice to those who will walk in my shoes next year.
First off, be nice to the fantastic people who work at Taher. They feed you wonderful food all day, five days a week, and they do it without complaint. Especially Raul and Ms. Lynch. Raul always comes up with those amazing breakfast concoction (ie. breakfast burritos, breakfast pizza, omelettes), and Ms. Lynch, one of the most fantastic people in the world, makes the whole thing work.
Secondly, be nice to the deans. They may seem mean and harsh, but really they’re soft as teddy bears, and they really do care about every student that comes through the main doors. If it were not for my good relationship with my deans (Rasmussen, Jones, and Anderson), I would not be the person I am today.
And lastly, cherish your time with your friends and your family. In a very short time, you will be going off to college, and you won’t have the luxury of seeing your parents every day, or messing around with your little sibling on the ride to school. The friends you have now, you won’t get to see everyday, and no matter how much you feel like you’re ready to be away from them and branch out in the world, you’ll still miss them. The last four years have been the best years of my life so far, and so much of that is thanks to the great community I found here at BSM.