Chase Wilson – Senior Column

My Amazing Experiences That Will Last a Lifetime

After three years of reading these senior columns, you would think that I would have a general idea of what to write about. But when the time came to start mine, I was at a loss for words. What words of wisdom or advice do I want to leave my fellow classmates in the final publication of The Warrior that I will be a part of?

After much contemplation, I have decided to share some of my favorite memories from my entire time here at Sherwood. After all, I am preparing to begin the journey of college, where I will most likely have many more memorable experiences. I want to remind my future self of the trivial times I have had before they are overshadowed by bigger and better ones.

When I look back on my time here, the times I am most fond of are those of my seasons of wrestling. Specifically, my freshman year when my brother and I were both on the team. My brother was a role model for me. If I wanted to know anything, whether it was help with homework or how to navigate the halls, Cal was there for me. Wrestling also enabled me to make tons of lifelong friendships during those seasons. But wrestling wasn’t all social. It taught me discipline and preparedness. I was in the best shape of my life and my grades had never been better.

Newspaper has been an oasis for me away from the chaos of wrestling. It has served as a facilitator of relaxation and has helped me hone in on my writing and photography skills. I met some of the most real and fun individuals in the class, and I can’t imagine my high school experience would be as great as it was if I never took that first step into the class.

So, I would like to thank all of my classmates and faculty members for making my time here at Sherwood so amazing. Also, a special thank you to Mr. Huck for putting up with me for four years and enriching my experience with his insightful advice. A