“I think we really made the most of every moment, which I am very grateful for,” she said. “I am also very thankful for the time I’ve gotten to spend with my family before I head to college.”
Miles, who was a cheerleader this past year for the first time, called the homecoming pep rally one of her favorite senior year moments.
“The amount of hard work we have to put into a pep rally makes it so rewarding to pull off,” she said. “In addition to this, my class made an effort to be as loud and supportive as possible, which was so fun. I have a picture of all of us when Dr. Watts presented the senior class with the ‘spirit stick,’ and the joy on all of our faces is super sweet.
“Overall, the sense of community I’ve had at Brookwood with classmates, teachers, and younger students, such as our sweet first grade buddies, is something I will forever cherish,” Miles added, “and I think I realized this a lot throughout my senior year.”
The COVID-19 pandemic curtailed their senior year, but the soon-to-be former Brookwood students are looking fondly on the time they have spent together — right up until the last moment of their high school days.
Jackson noted the pandemic will take up a big spot when, in the future, she looks back on her senior year.
“But that’s why I also really appreciate the efforts of Brookwood to organize a live graduation and the senior parade,” she said.
“When I think back at quarantine, I’ll have those memories to kinda lighten it up.”
Miles said the last few weeks have been difficult but she was enjoying her senior year so much, which made her hate it even more that it got cut short.
“However, Brookwood has done so much to accommodate for that and make things up to us as much as possible, which I really appreciate,” she said.
“In March, the world changed dramatically for seniors across our country and the world,” Vick said.
“I feel like it is now time for the Class of 2020 to help change the world for the better and I hope I can play a part in that effort.”
It will be the small moments shared with her classmates Walker believes will stand out when she looks back on her senior year.
“Whether it was on the floor in the commons, at a lunch table, or in the classroom, we always were having a good time,” she said.
“I have developed meaningful relationships with each of my classmates that I’m sure will last a lifetime.”