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Looking back on the old and the new

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Craig Collins, '18, competes on the golf team. Collins led his team to state this season.

Craig Collins, '18, competes on the golf team. Collins led his team to state this season.

Craig Collins, '18, competes on the golf team. Collins led his team to state this season.

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As the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year winds down, there are two very different thoughts going through the minds of the school’s newest members and oldest veterans. “One semester done!” exclaim the wildly enthusiastic freshmen, and “Only one more semester to go…” say the seniors who have all been diagnosed with senioritis by this point.

Looking back on her first semester, Catherine Curtiss, ‘21, has really enjoyed all Wahlert has to offer. “My favorite things so far has probably been all the new activities I’ve tried. Going into the year, I was a little bit nervous. Looking back, I’m surprised by how friendly everyone is. Everybody is super nice and has made the transition a lot easier,” said Curtiss.

Catherine Curtiss, ’21, competes on the cross country team.

“I’m looking forward to next semester because it’s a new opportunity! I can’t wait to get to know more people and get involved in winter and spring activities!”

With seven semesters under his belt now, Craig Collins, ‘18, is no stranger to high school. “Being a senior can sometimes seem a little repetitive and boring. However, this semester was super exciting for me because I was able to qualify for State Golf for the first time! This was a surreal experience, and it definitely made this semester one to remember,” exclaimed Collins.

“I think it’s absolutely crazy to think that I only have one semester of high school left. I’m excited to graduate, but knowing that high school will just be a memory someday makes me want to soak up every moment I have left!” said Collins.

Similar to Curtiss, Jake Brosius, ‘21, has created a lot of fantastic memories in his first semester through the activities he’s involved in. “A highlight of my first semester would be getting the opportunity to play multiple sports! Sports have always been a huge part of my life, but being able to make new friends through football and basketball has been awesome!” said Brosius.

Jake Brosius, ’21, plays on the sophomore football team as a freshman this season.

“Being involved at Wahlert has made my life a lot easier in many ways. I feel more included in the community, and I know it sounds weird, but I feel so comfortable here that it feels like I’ve been a student here longer than a year,” explained Brosius.

Mykenna Horchak, ‘18, is beyond excited to finally graduate from high school. “I feel really proud of myself that I’m finally ready to graduate!” exclaimed Horchak.

Mykenna Horchak, ’18, plays in the State Championship with her teammates.

“However, it is sad thinking that in a few months, I might not ever see some of my closest friends again. I’d say it’s bittersweet. I’m ready to move on, but sometimes it’s hard to leave.”

Whether this upcoming semester is the second or the eighth, make it the best you can. It’ll fly by quickly!

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