As my high school career is finally coming to an end, I am realizing how much I have learned from my time at BSM. I have made some great memories and friendships that I know will last the rest of my life. The main thing I have learned is to enjoy your time here. It goes by fast. I know everyone says that, but it truly does.
Enjoy every night staying up late studying for your next math test. Cherish the precious weekend days, whether it be having bonfires in the fall or playing some pond hockey in the winter. Make sure to take advantage of all the delicious food Taher has to offer. It’s never a bad decision to grab a sausage biscuit before first hour starts. Always get chicken fried steak and the cookies, but you have to search for the hidden gems like chicken bacon ranch pizza or the omelette bar.
Also appreciate your time in class at Benilde. Sometimes it seems easier to not take the AP class, but it is always worth the time and effort. We have some of the most incredible programs and opportunities to offer students. We are one of the only high schools in the country where we can literally build robots or fight poverty in Central America. We run our own nationally-recognized student newspaper. These are incredible things that students are doing. And it all starts with taking the hard classes or going out of your comfort zone and joining a new club or sport. Trust me: it is always worth it.
The last thing I’ll leave you with is the advice to take the time to really get to know your classmates and teachers. If you can do this simple task, then you will very quickly find out that it’s always a good day to be a Red Knight.