Seniors Have Little Time Left on Lake Ave

With summer right around the corner, students are looking forward to getting out of school. On the other hand, the seniors are taking in every moment they have left at Boys’ Latin.

At this point in the school year, the seniors only have one more month of classes. They will then come back to BL as a student for the last time for graduation. The amount of time left on Lake Avenue is slowly ticking down for the class of 2017.

Each senior has different thoughts running through his head at this point in the school year. “The only thing going through my head is just trying to pass math,” senior Cooper Nalley said.

“It has not hit me yet. My main focus right now is lacrosse and finishing the academic school year strong. I’m grateful every time I step onto campus, and I want to make the best out of it,” senior Greg Ey said.

Senior Jimmy Magee can only think about how he’s “trying to make the most out of every moment here at Boys’ Latin without a doubt, being very conscious of the fact that I’m leaving soon after 13 years.”

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L-R seniors Greg Ey, Luke Shilling, and Cooper Nalley getting ready for the school day.

With only having one month left, the seniors all have some last, unfinished business they want to take care of. “I want to make sure the final weeks at BL are the best. I want to have one last memory with every one of my brothers,” senior Luke Shilling said.

“I want to spend as much time with not just my closest friends but also all my classmates, especially the ones I won’t see for a while,” senior Nate King said.

Even though the seniors are still living up their final days in high school, going to college is running through their minds. Ey said that college has him “excited and a little nervous. I think it will be a good change but I will miss BL a lot.”

“I’m very excited for college. I’m ready for a new chapter of my life to begin and living on my own. I’m really excited to meet new people, but I am totally freaked out about losing all the good friends that I made here at BL,” senior John Kunisch said.

Now being in the home stretch of high school, all the seniors can do is reflect on their time here at BL.

“High school has been the best time of my life so far. I have made such great friends and learned so much about myself. I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Shilling said.

King said when reminiscing on his time on Lake Ave that he “can honestly say my time at BL was filled with fun and also hard work. I know that when I look back on my time at BL I will know I worked my hardest and learned a lot. I will also know that I had a great time with the teachers, faculty and my classmates.”

“I’ve definitely tried to make my high school experience as full as possible by taking as many difficult classes and different extra curricular activities as possible. I participated in sports, clubs, and the play. I’m very happy with it,” Magee said.

When thinking back on his time at BL, each senior had a favorite moment that he’ll never forget. “My favorite moment was when we won the national championship and JV football championship both during my freshman year,” Ey said.

Kunisch said his favorite moment at BL “would have to be the senior retreat and getting to bond with guys I never really have before. It really was an eye opening experience that taught me a lot about my life and the life of my peers.”

With BL being a school that has given so much to the seniors, they’ll all have something that they’re going to particularly miss the most. “My brothers is what I’m going to miss the most about BL,” Nalley said.

“I’ll miss the small tight knit community most. The bond I’ve created with teachers and faculty are truly unlike any other place. I’ll also miss my friends more than anything,” Shilling said.

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