Zoe Roush Senior Column

Zoe Roush

     I hope that I have left my mark on Cedar Park High. These past two years here have been amazing for me. I’ve never had so much fun, cried over the stupidest things, and laughed so hard. The people I have met here are probably the nicest people I will ever meet, and I hate to let them go. I came to this school knowing just a few people and now I feel like I know everyone here. I love how friendly and lovable everyone at this school is. Cedar Park will forever be in my heart. I will never forget the pep-rallies, the Homecoming dances, football games, basketball games, “Where You From?” and most of all, the amazing teachers that have either been so mean they made me cry or taught me so much that I will never be able to repay them. I not only have wonderful memories inside school, but also outside of it as well. My friends and I chilling at Sandy by the lake, doing extreme scavenger hunts, playing ultimate frisbee, the one snowball fight I probably will never get to have again in Cedar Park, and all of the concerts that I was lucky to attend. We’ve had a ton of fun these last few years, and I’m going to be sad to see everyone move on. It will be tough saying goodbye to all those that have made such a difference in my life. I hope that my best friends and I will stay close throughout our many different lives and if not, I hope that we will always remember each other.

      I’ve learned so many things throughout my high school career and my advice to the underclassmen is this: don’t let anyone try to change who you are. If there’s one thing I know it’s that people love individuals. Never try and be like someone else, be your own person. Don’t let yourself get embarrassed it’s just high school, there are bigger and better things out there. Have fun and never take anything too seriously, except your school work of course, just be willing to have a good time and not get so worked up over things that probably won’t matter four years from now. I know that there were times when my heart was broken by some guy and I thought I would never, ever get over it, but I did. Now I can’t even remember who it was that broke my heart. In these four years, I’ve grown more than I thought I ever would. I went from being young and innocent to being responsible and ready for what life throws at me. High School was a great experience for me and I hope that the underclassmen will make the best of it like I did.