Isaac Novoa, Staff Writer

As the school year for seniors comes to an end, it is important to travel down memory lane and remember our four years of high school. Many seniors will be going to college and attend some other type of higher education, while other are going to join the workforce. It is also very important to understand that the real world is waiting for us. Many adults have told the senior class that the first few months out of high school will be difficult, but I’m confident we’ll figure it out.

The Class of 2023 is an iconic, unique, special, and diverse class. Every single person in this class has something unique to offer to the world. They worked hard and they tried the best they could even through challenges like Covid-19, economic uncertainty, and other personal events in their life. As a senior in the Class of 2023 you can see everyone feeling emotional or sad or even happy because they are finally leaving school and starting their new page in life. This year is very important for all seniors including their friends and family. We all overcame obstacles that at first seemed impossible, but we learn from our experiences.

I will be majoring in History at Brandeis University…. I’ve loved everything I did throughout my Waltham Public Schools career and I love the people I meet and know.

— Isaac Novoa

As a senior is is important to reflect on the things that made you who you are as a person and as a student. For example, as I’m writing this part of this article, I am sitting in my old middle school gym trying to get a hold of my 7th grade science teacher playing volleyball. I’m trying to get my yearbook signed by him since he’s one of the few teachers that I still remember from middle school. I also talked to my 6th grade history teacher and thanked him for his influence on my appreciation for history since I will be majoring in History at Brandeis University. I love everything I did throughout my Waltham Public Schools career and I love the people I meet and know.

Everyone in the Waltham High School class of 2023 will miss and remember their high school years because they will remember everything they’ve done ,and they will one day be grateful for these experiences and the good things in life. As my writing career for The Talon Tribune at Waltham High School comes to an end I would like to thank Ms. Bailey-Herrera, my freshman year English teacher, my two-times teacher for Journalism during my junior and senior year, and my amazing writing editor for all the articles I’ve posted. Thank you for everything you have done for me, you’ve helped me and you have seen me grow, thank you, thank you, thank you.