Can you believe it’s already the end of the school year?
And, for the seniors, it’s the end of our time at IHA. It seems like just yesterday we walked through the doors on our “Freshmen First Day” – socks pulled high, matching backpacks loaded with our laptops and iPads, excited about the endless locker break cookies. We’ve come a long way in the past four years. I’m beyond proud of the women we’ve become and I’m excited to see all that we accomplish in our lives. IHA has taught us a lot, both in and out of the classroom. I know we’re going to take all those lessons far, and I hope you feel Accents has helped you capture some of the memories you’ve made here.
Going into IHA, I never expected to find a passion for journalism. I honestly chose the journalism elective from process of elimination, but I soon found that it was the class I was meant to take. Joining Accents and becoming an editor were some of my best decisions at IHA as they opened me to so many new opportunities and experiences. I made a lot of new friends, learned a lot of new skills, and became a better citizen, more attuned to the world around me. Helping the paper return to print and then creating a few print editions myself are some of my proudest accomplishments at IHA. My experiences with Accents have proved that you never know where your passions may lie, and you should always be willing to try something new. I hope you learn that too – that goes for seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen alike. It’s never too late or too early to explore your passions.
As I move on from IHA, I know I am leaving Accents in good hands and I am excited to see what the new staff has in store. Good luck, and remember, at Accents, we speak your language! Stay curious!
Lots of Love,
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