By Bryce Tinsley ‘23

Growing up, you hear your parents and older siblings saying the same phrase over and over again. “High school was the best time of my life.” If we’re being honest, nobody listened to it.

What do they know? That can’t be right; there’s too many years after high school for that to be true.

Now, sitting here in my final month, watching weeks turn to days, and days turn to hours, it finally hit me.

High school is definitely the best time of my life.

The first day seems like it was last week, talking to my friends about schedules to see what classes we have together. “Yo man, when do you have history? What about lunch?”

Sitting in class with old and new friends alike, we were all praying for the last day, until it gets there. Now, I wish I had another month. The memories made in some of my classes will stick with me for the rest of my life. Good or bad, I wouldn’t change anything about it.

At the beginning of the year, I walked into physics class, just about as unsettled as I can be, thinking, “This is gonna be the hardest class of my life. Why did I do this to myself?” Looking back, it’s been my favorite class of all four years. From the labs and the demonstrations, there was never a dull moment in Bro Hayes’ class.

Word of advice – go to the games. Basketball and football, especially the Crusader Crazies do not disappoint.

We all have to move on – the seniors going to college, and the juniors taking our spot at the top. But next time you hear someone say high school was the best time, take it to heart. They know what they’re talking about.