Mackenzie Clancy

Attending West Chester University

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My time at South has been nothing short of incredible.

Over my past three years, I have made so many memories that will last a lifetime. But stepping into South’s sophomore orientation day the summer of 2017, I was filled with nerves and anxieties. I didn’t know what to expect. A huge new school and so many more people was scary for me, but South welcomed me with open arms.

That year was filled with so many “firsts” that I will never forget. My first football game (sophomores are beat!) & first time in the Terror, my first homecoming, mini THON, and the list goes on. Now, being a senior, this year is the year of “lasts.” Last time being in the front of Terror, watching our team play under the Friday night lights. Last homecoming, dancing together with all of my friends. Last time raising money by standing for hours and hours with friends by my side. Last time catching frost bite while watching our hockey team have an undefeated season.

And for the class of 2020, we have to cope with the fact that we might not get to experience a last prom or a last spring sport season. We also have to deal with the fact that we might’ve already had some of our “lasts” without knowing it. That, to me, is the worst part. But the best part of all of this is that on the horizon lies another year of “firsts” for us. Although we may not get to experience these moments together as a class again, as we all go off on our own individual paths, I hope that when you come home from college and drive past the place that has been our home for the past three years, you remember all of the firsts and lasts you experienced here.