Hello, Hello, Hello Brought to you by William Carr

This is the beginning of the end. I guess you could say that it's the end of something special. I wanted to write a little artistic piece about the emotional struggle of a modern high school experience. This is my story. To my future self reading this portfolio, I hope you're doing well. I hope you're rich and famous. I hope you've had at least one boyfriend since you've wrote this. Girl, get a grip. Just kidding, love ya. Also, tell mom you're reading your portfolio from high school and tell her you love her. If you're home, give her a hug and cry about how you aren't a kid anymore. It's weird because I'm writing this as a high school student for myself as an adult. I know me as an adult will be like "woah, I know exactly how I felt writing that" and me right now is like "yeah, it's weird." Getting older is just really weird. It's kind of uncomfortable. It also makes me a little sad. Anyway, love you mom, and here is the rest of my yearbook portfolio for my last year of high school.

The following buttons contain links to my past portfolios within my high school career. I mostly included this for myself. That way, I only have to try to remember one link 9this one) instead of four.

Without further ado, here is my last portfolio ever for high school. I hope it's interesting, I hope it's fresh, and I hope it's the best thing you've ever seen.

Below is a beautiful collage of all of the pages I have worked on. It will be a new frontier, exciting, fresh, and classic. Thank you.

I think I have created the most pages this year than I ever had in past years. I created four out of six division pages. I designed all of the layouts for the club pages and the club page headlines and "Q&A" sub-headlines. I created the "Oops!" and "Seniopoly" pages. I designed everything for the "Pencils and Rulers" page besides adding the faces and quotes. For the "Learning Land" page, I did the layout and picked the "Learning Land" font. I designed every sidebar for the junior section and a few of the sidebars the the freshmen section. Before every deadline since I became an editor, I have looked over every caption, and every page to try and make sure they used the correct fonts and the spacing was correct. I may have missed a few, I'm not perfect, shockingly. With this book, I was so passionate about all of the pages. In fact, I became a little bit of a control freak when it came to creating them. I wanted a hand in every page (and to be honest, I basically did. I'm not saying it to brag, I'm saying it truthfully). I worked really hard to make this book as amazing as it could be. With looking at the end product, I feel I did a pretty good job at doing that.

Pictured below are my ten best photos I have taken throughout the year. This was really hard to do, considering every picture I take it my best photo. I narrowed it down to these ten, miraculously. Thank you for viewing.

Taking pictures has been a very small part of yearbook . . . just kidding. Taking pictures is a very large part of yearbook. Without pictures, we would have a yearbook similar to Katie's "Speechless" yearbook theme. However, instead of no words and all pictures, it would have all words and no pictures. The pictures make the book. Even the ugly pictures that make people (or teams) look bad. I remember last year, a girl was talking to me about the ice hockey page. She was annoyed because she said "These pictures make our team look." I'm sorry, but you make your team look bad. We just documented your year. You want to make your team look good? Then stop scoring goals. We, as a yearbook staff, create the book. It isn't our job to make you look like the best team in New England, it's our job to spill the truth through the pictures.

Below is my swag-tastic movie poster. Oh yeah.

In the beginning of starting this movie poster, I had started on about five different ones. It's funny because I only finished this one, and a "Twilight" poster I made for my friend April's 18th birthday. It wasn't necessarily that I wanted to do a "Mean Girls" movie poster, it was that I had an obligation to do one. My junior year I did a "Clueless" movie poster and it was a necessity to do another iconic film my senior year. I really love how the poster came out. I think the colors are on point, the fonts match fabulously, and I look gorgeous. Just kidding, I could have looked better the day I took this. However, I love this movie poster. In fact, I'm excited to see it in theaters on June 2.

Here is my theme project! Yay!

This theme project was really interesting to make. I started with a completely different color scheme and type of mood. It started off as a type of comic-book-esque theme. It was ugly. I hated it. It looked like I just threw something together just to get it over with (which, I did). However, it kept getting to me and I kept looking at it disgusted with myself. So, I changed it. I like this theme a lot better. I kept the title of "Our Adventure Book" however, I took a different turn on it. I think this turn was the best decision I have ever made in my high school career. The funny thing about this theme is, I came up with it my sophomore year. During sophomore year, my theme project was titled "State of Dreaming." I thought it was cute, I still do. Which is why I kept it. I found "Our Adventure Book" in the midst of this theme project. I just figured I'd keep this theme in mind for my junior year and keep with "State of Dreaming." When junior year came around, however, we had to do a theme revolved around music. This was because, at the time, we were thinking of doing a music theme for my senior yearbook. So, this particular theme (Our Adventure Book) didn't exactly fit that mold. We then didn't even end up doing a music theme for the book. Which, to be honest, I'm kind of glad about. I just didn't understand fully how it connected with my class. I think "Throwback" is so much better. With "Our Adventure Book," I think this theme could really connect with the next graduating class. Mostly because my class will be gone, and it has to go to someone. I really love this theme. I've loved it for the past few years. It is fabulous. I'm fabulous. Thank you.

Dear PG,

The past four years have been a pretty fun time. I remember sitting in your classroom, right new your desk, and next to Sydnie. I didn't really talk to anyone else in the class. I also found you a little intimidating. I just thought you would put people in their place and could throw shade. Which you can, except I'm not really intimidated by it like I was as a freshmen.

I almost didn't join yearbook my sophomore year. I remember when everyone was signing up for classes, you had sent out e-mails as a way to recruit students. I didn't get an e-mail, and everyone else around me was. It wasn't until everyone was looking at their papers to sign up for classes and you came up to me and pointed to scholastic publishing and told me I should take it. I was like heck yeah I will. I just wasn't sure if I would be good if I didn't get an e-mail. I don't know. I was insecure.

Yearbook has been the best part of my high school experience. I remember thinking about what high school would be like, or what senior year would be like, and yearbook made it so much better than I thought it could be.

This year I got really stressed at points when we were making the book. Particularly toward the end when we had to make the closing. I was so brunt out at the end, I had no inspiration or anything at all to make the closing. In an attempt to outline why, I would say it was because I think I just put every idea I had in it. For example, Katy Perry's Teenage Dream. Teenage Dream was an iconic album that had several perfect aspects and ideas with it. She had to eventually stop with that album, because she probably had nothing left to give. That is how I felt toward the end - I had nothing left to give.

Unfortunately, I am unable to take this class next year. Not because I don't want to, but because I'm going to college. Which is really weird. I thought I would be in high school forever. Since I'm going to college, I will be unable to do another year of yearbook. Which is bad in some ways, but good in a lot of ways. I'm just kidding. I'm really excited for college. However, I will definitely miss yearbook the most.

In closing, I would like to thank PG for all she has done for me. I know you just "did your job," but you did it really well. I'm very appreciative for all you have done for me. I've always wanted to put that you're my favorite teacher in my portfolio, however I didn't in fear that it would sound like I'm just sucking up. However, I'm graduating, so even if I am graduating, who cares. PG, you're my favorite!

When I was thinking of how to end this, I knew exactly what to say. I've known what I was going to say as my closing line since I wrote the same thing for my freshmen portfolio. This sentence is sort of a "throwback," if you will. PS. Thank you for everything.

I hope you enjoyed looking at all of my selfies. I have taken these over the course of high school (except the mirror selfie, I think that eighth grade or sometime in middle school). Ta da!

I be all like Johnny Weir. I be all cool and really fierce. I guess it's time to say goodbye, but not for long, because you haven't seen the last of this guy.

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