Hello, Class of 2012.
June 12 is the day we have worked toward for the past 12 years. We have reached the time where we say good-bye to Hayes and hello to our futures outside its hallowed walls.
Our teachers have taught all they can about life's many obstacles and pitfalls, and even taught us a few tricks on how to work them out. Every year we have met new teachers who have made such an impact on our lives that we keep in contact throughout the years. They gave us memories to cherish and keep with us. They have been there for us when we needed them, and they never complained. We knew we could always go to them with our problems and not be judged. We have had our star athletes, our strong academic students, and our extraordinary artists and performers. But I believe the strong, the extraordinary, the stars of Hayes High School were and always will be the teachers. We will never forget them.
The stars in our life are not only found inside Hayes' walls, but elsewhere. These people have to put up with us every day and every night. They have helped us with homework and relationships. They helped us experience life to the fullest and to enjoy our time at Hayes. I, of course, am talking about our parents. They've experienced our ups and downs with us. From our first word and our first steps to our first crush, our first dance and our first kiss. They have stood by us through thick and thin. They've been there to support us and tell us when we've done something stupid. They're the ones who learned algebra and trigonometry all over again, just to help us with our homework. And they will always be there when we need them in the future. They are our parents and our tutors. And our friends.
You know they say that high school is the best time in your life. I'd have to agree. We will never have friends like the ones we've had throughout high school. These are years we will always...