By Helena Diaz

Every morning I’m forced to wake up before the sun is even up, I walk into the building to be greeted with a smile from anyone of a group of teachers or staff members.. I think I can speak for a few of us by saying there are many things we’d rather do in a day than attend 86 minute classes and take tests. The thing is, Frontier is more than just a school, it’s a community.

My time at Frontier has been quite the journey. There have been a lot of times where I felt like I never wanted to leave high school, and there have been a lot of times where I wanted to walk out the front doors and never come back. All in all, I wouldn’t have traded it for the world. I’ve seen the same faces everyday for nine years and I’ve grown with and learned from many of my classmates. Being a part of such a small school has proved itself to be a blessing and a curse. When something happens, it takes all of two seconds for it to spread throughout the entire high school. But I also have friends that I know will be there for me even when we get older. I’m lucky to say that there are people at this school that I consider family, and I am grateful to Frontier for that.

We’re all going to grow up, we’re going to have families of our own, we might only see our best friends from high school once a year, but we’ll be able to cherish the memories forever. Nostalgia has taken over because I know that I want to make the best out of the remaining time we have left together. Growing up in Hartford, I was never close to anyone from school. Frontier has given me the best memories and the best friends. I have had an amazing time in high school and it’s not over yet. There’s really no way to prepare for high school coming to an end. Alumni and teachers will tell you to make the best of high school because it goes by fast. No matter how much I’ve made of high school, I’m still sad. I’m almost dreading Senior Night, to come off the court with fans clapping for us, it’s going to feel horrible! I’m never going to play on my home court again, and that’s kinda surreal. Since seventh grade I’ve been in classes with friends, next year I’ll have to start over going to college.

Frontier has meant so much to me. The ending is definitely bitter sweet. I know we all can’t wait to get out of high school and move on with our lives, but I also know we’re going to miss each other.