Today was a great (big) last day at school. First up, all of the students in the school formed a huge human arch that meandered through the school, and all the year twelves ran through it whooping and cheering like spartans. It was amazing!! We then had a funny morning ceremony with performances and comedic awards (most selfies taken, most lost property, most likely to win an award etc.) Then we ran out onto the oval and had a massive water fight, before being allowed to spend the rest of the day as we pleased.
My good year 11 friend Nick stopped me while I was leaving the school after the water fight. He gave me a big hug, before whipping his backpack in front of him and pulling out a card and a large box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Such a lovely thing to do! After that, I headed to the shops to pick out a dress for the valedictory ceremony.
So, tonight was the night that I officially graduated from high school. The valedictory ceremony was beautiful, and everyone looked great. I was in very good company tonight; my Mum, Dad and best friend Jaz came along! Nick was there too, which was a nice surprise.
At the end of the night, as I went to leave, I couldn’t help but get teary. Nick must’ve have spotted that, and strode over to grab my shoulders and say “No. Don’t cry. Come onnnn. No. Pleaase.”
“I’m not cryyyying Nick.” I answered.
“Yes you are! You liar. Don’t cryyy.” he pleaded, making me laugh. Jaz was nearby, joining in with his funny chorus of pleads. I truly love those two.
I”m off to bed now. What a wonderful, exciting, bittersweet day it’s been. 6 months ago