Amira Novitzke

Michigan City High School

As a senior this year, I am very proud of all the seniors that have made it this far and pushed themselves to the limit. It is also very encouraging to have various amounts of people at the high school that make sure you are on the right path and work hard to make sure you pass tests you need to take — such as the SAT or ACT — and put you on the right path to walk the floor in June.

It was exciting and scary at the same time when we had our first cap-and-gown assembly because, even though seniors don't walk the floor for another eight months, it is preparing us to work hard so we can. It is also exciting because seniors are working so hard for this one day, but it is scary to think we will all be adults soon and we are expected to know what we want to be when we "grow up."

The counselors and teachers spend a lot of time with us during and after school to make sure we are headed in the right direction and help make sure our grades are good and we are focused and finishing this last year strong. They encourage us to be involved while we can and study in our free time.

It is an honor to be surrounded by so many other students in my class who are also going to be graduating with me. I am also proud of all the seniors who have failed tests, quizzes, and projects but still pushed through all the difficult emotions and grades on their paper to be where they are at today.

Graduating with my class in June is my motivation to encourage myself and others at the high school to push past the limits and show other students how proud they should be of themselves for making it as far as they have.

Amira Novitzke is a senior at Michigan City High School. City Pride is a regular column produced by MCHS students.

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