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.