I know you won’t see this, but Jackie, your yearbook post is the only one that makes me cry so much. I knew you since elementary school where we never talked pretty much and you thought I was weird. I bet you still do lol. But you are really the only person that knows how much I have changed throughout my entire life. And reading this makes me realize how much has changed since elementary. Thank you so much for always being such a nice friend to me these past 12 years. You don’t know how grateful I am.
This valedictorian medal is really a bittersweet symbol of my high school career. I know, I should be happy, but to achieve this medal made me sacrifice my happiness, especially freshman and sophomore year. Today though, I am glad I could end high school on a positive note with all my friends. I know I earned this medal, so I should be proud for once even though I sacrificed a lot.
Cruising teenagers in Detroit celebrating the end of World War II, 1945.