Graduation: The Beginning

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Last night, I officially became an alumna of my high school. An exciting milestone and now memory in my life, I am so incredibly proud of myself and how far I have come these last four years. I graduated with National Honor Society and ranked 29th out of 492 people. Do I wish I had done better? Of course, who wouldn't? But I did the best I could, and that's all that really matters.

I lived many dreams during my time in high school. I was President of an organization I not only had a passion for, but plan to continue working with the rest of my life. I graduated at the top of my class. I got accepted to and will be attending the university I've been dreaming about for years. I have blossomed into an outgoing young woman who is willing to put herself out there. I'm proud to say I'm walking out of high school feeling happy with my overall experience and accomplished.

My principal has always said that a diploma should not be the goal, because it is just the ticket. The ticket that allows you to finally walk out the door and on to your future. Some people are going to walk out the door and not go any further. They have decided that high school is the end of their academic journey. I have decided to go much further than the door. An education is important to me, and even though I have learned so much already, I know there is still so much more out there that I can learn. I'm happy to say that for me, this diploma is only the beginning.


  1. Congratulations! You are at the start of an amazing journey, enjoy every second of it!

    xo. JTA

  2. Congrats Hailey! Best of luck in college!


  3. Congratulations! You are about to begin an amazing chapter in your life and that is incredibly exciting! I wish you the best!!

    Enjoy your summer!

  4. Well done on graduating and doing so amazingly well! I recently graduated too and posted about it on my blog, if you'd like to check it out xxx


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