Like most people, I had my fair share of highs and lows in high school. However, the last day of school is one that I will remember for the rest of my life. It was bright and sunny, perfect for spending the day outside. The entire senior class spent the day hanging out in the parking lot, celebrating the journey that was about to come to an end. Out of all of the parties that I’ve ever been to, this one was by far the best.
The school administrators let it go for a while, but at one point in the day, they foolishly demanded that we all go into the school. I remember going inside very briefly, joining in with the chaos that the seniors were creating in the school, and ending up outside very quickly. It was a half day, but no one left early. For better or worse, this was our last hurrah, and we were going to go out with a bang.
It’s safe to say that most of my classmates look back nostalgically on that day and smile. The same cannot be said for future graduating classes who were subject to much stricter rules because of our antics, but in hindsight, I wouldn’t change a thing.
I can’t recall exactly what time it was when I finally pulled out of the parking lot, but it was several hours after all of the underclassmen had already gone home.
Leaving high school was bittersweet because of friendships, but I was excited to be moving on to college to start the next chapter in my life.
As I was about to pull out of my high school parking lot for the last time in my red Camaro with the kickass stereo, I popped in an Alice Cooper cassette, which had already been fast forwarded to his timeless classic, “School’s Out.” With all of the windows opened wide, I blasted the song as loud as possible, and sang at the top of my lungs…
“School’s out for the summer…School’s out FOREVER!”