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Senior Well Wishes
By: Olivia Isaacs, Marissa Janis, Emma Newell, Drake Turner,
Xander Wallace, Lilli Weir, Faith Yeley
By Olivia Isaacs:
I chose Quinn Wallace to write a well-wish to! Since the beginning of my time at LPCA, Quinn has taken me in and become like a big sister to me. Quinn, you are so talented, kind, and absolutely beautiful. You have great music taste and even better style! I love how much of an individual you are (mmhm a real 4!) and how you encourage and care for everyone you know. My favorite times we’ve had together is all of our car rides when we get coffee and drive around aimlessly or go to Goodwill. You’re so much fun and a true inspiration, and I’m so thankful that I got to spend at least one year at school with you.
I am so proud of you for getting into your dream college!! I’m going to miss you, of course, but I can’t wait to see where New York City takes you. You have real talent and you’re going to go far in life. Get ready because I’m going to use you as an excuse to go to NYC! You have a real love for Jesus and I know that you have impacted so many people, including me, in the most positive of ways. Never change, Quinn! I love you so much!
By Marissa Janis:
Congratulations to all of our LPCA seniors on reaching this exciting milestone in your life. We celebrate with you all of your successes. Personally, I can’t wait to see the next chapter in your life story and how it will play out. Thank you for being such an inspiration to the younger students and myself as well. Whether you’re going to college or moving into a role in a family business, I hope that God gives each and everyone of you the strength, courage and perseverance to face any challenge life puts before you. It has definitely been inspiring to me to learn how some of you senior girls relate encouraging bible stories, share devotionals, and lead in chapel worship music. A bible verse comes to my mind which I would like to share with you all as you move forward upon graduating. This verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” You can do all things with God’s help and your successes will shine bright in the world.
Liberty Prep is blessed to have so many talented seniors who are able to showcase their talents on the stage, on the court, on the field, and in church worship activities. To the seniors in drama, whether you were cast in a lead role, ensemble, or performed as a technician helper, it takes the entire cast to bring a story to life and you guys were amazing doing this. Your talents, friendships, enthusiasm, personality and creativity lit up the stage. To the athletic seniors, whether you participated in multiple sports, a couple, or just one, it took a lot of hard work, time, and dedication to be successful on LPCA teams and you rocked it. Thank you for setting an example for the younger students as they look to achieve their own sports goals. Even though the expression “you win some you lose some” is true, never forget that there isn’t a battle you had to fight when God was not with you. To the seniors that are dancers, musicians, and artists, thank you for sharing your God given talents with the rest of us as you danced before the Lord. Thank you for praising Him with instruments as well as your voice. Thank you for using your artistic abilities to paint and create beautiful things to honor God and for sharing your gifts with our Liberty Prep family. It has been such a blessing to know many of you for several years and I am so excited for you as you begin the post-graduation chapter of your life. May God continue to bless you all and keep you in His tender care.
By Emma Newell:
This year has been very different than expected for the class of 2020. I am dedicating this blog to my brother, Trenton. I will never forget going to basketball games and watching him play. I have loved being able to go to the same school as him for the past six years, and am excited to see what he decides to do next.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
By Drake Turner:
“Goodbye high school!!!”After twelve long years, you’ve finally made it. This has been a long journey with many obstacles and challenges. But I’m pretty sure you’ve just passed the easy part of life, so I hope that you enjoyed every minute of it. I hope that you made friends that will stay by your side through the good and the bad. I hope that you will take what you’ve learned and use it for the great, wonderful life ahead of you.
Now you can say goodbye to school and hello to college. Or maybe you’re done with school altogether. No matter what you choose to do, I wish you all the best. God has plans for you to do the very best in your own way. God will stay with you through this next stage in your life. As stated in Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
By Xander Wallace:
I would like to dedicate my Senior Well Wish to Quinn Wallace. I look up to Quinn because she is constantly pushing herself to be the best student she can be. She works harder than anyone I know when it comes to school and grades. Ever since Quinn was a sophomore in high school she had a crazy dream of attending The King’s College in NYC. She did everything in her power to turn that dream into a reality. The King’s College has roughly 550 students in total, but that didn’t stop Quinn from getting in. On top of that, Quinn was one of only four students who received a full-tuition scholarship. These are just some of the many reasons I look up to my big sister.
The bible verse I would like to quote is 1 Peter 5:7 which says “Cast all your worries on Him, because He cares for you.” This verse is so short but so powerful at the same time. The only words of encouragement I have for Quinn is to just keep letting God’s light shine through you, and keep inspiring others to chase their dreams.
By Lilli Weir:
Twelve full years of school and this is how it ends? Despite the fact that this was not what you dreamed of when you envisioned your senior graduation, you did it. You are almost there and you should be proud. For those of you who have been at Liberty Prep since the beginning, or those who joined just last year, you all made it and are ending the crazy journey together. You may have thought this was going to be one of the most important years of your life, and that you would never forget it. Trust me, you will never forget this one. The class of 2020 is a strong, admirable class of wonderful people who will never be forgotten.
Throughout the many long, difficult years, there are such great things to look back on. Only you know what went down in your classroom, but I know that many memories were made. To think of what you had to give up this year, whether it was sports, musicals, recitals, prom, etc., you would probably say you wish it was different. However, this year was unique, and not everyone can say they had this experience. What a striking way to end your final year of grade school. To the class of 2020, I commend you and hope the best for your future.
By Faith Yeley:
To the Class of 2020: When preparing to venture into the world, take a moment to reflect on all the hard work and dedication that has led to where you are now. Spending countless hours preparing for the future, as well as pouring your heart into friendships, school, and extra curriculars. Every detail planned out for your Senior year, only for it to diminish. In just a single moment your hard work and dedication throughout the years seems to be at a pause. Although it seems effortless to become bitter over this loss, it is imperative to remember that it is only a moment in your precious life. Never forget that you still hold irreplaceable memories that justify your endeavors. The past four years of countless tests, projects and weight of failure and success have prepared you to be strong and overcome adversity. Remember, God has a reason for allowing certain things to happen. We may never comprehend His wisdom, but we must simply have to trust His will. So don’t lose hope, God has a plan for your life.
When celebrating one’s accomplishments, consider what the class of 2020 stands for. Perhaps you will be remembered as the individual who always wore a smile and was willing to lend a helping hand? Or possibly for achievements in sports? Maybe you were the one most could turn to when in need. Whatever your legacy may be, you are a proud Patriot for life and the class of 2020 will always hold a very special place at LPCA. Taking the next step in life, keep your heads high with pride, for this one small pause will again restart and you will be ready! As Psalm 145:4 declares, “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Only you can decide the legacy you leave.