Anyways, where was I? Oh yes, East High. I know this might sound kinda mushy and dumb and stuff, but I was sitting in the cafeteria today eating lunch and thinking about how much I really am going to miss East next year. I know some of the people are kind of stupid and loud, but if you think about it, it's really quite an awesome school (especially compared to some of the others in this area). You see, what happened at lunch was on one side of me were some people speaking Spanish and on the other side were some other people speaking Vietnamese (I'm guessing). And I was just thinking about how very unique and awesome it is to just walk down the hallway or eat in the cafeteria and hear as many as three or four different languages spoken all around you at once. I don't know about you, but that usually doesn't happen to me most other places. And I think that's one of the things I'm going to miss about East is its diversity. I mean, I don't think very many other schools have a Multicultural Assembly or a SAP or any of those types of things that teach us of our diversity and help us understand each other. There are just so many things you can do at East that you can't do anywhere else in this area. I feel so blessed to have been a part of so many good things at East. East is so awesome that I dare to say we have more students that transfer to East than anywhere else in Wichita (I might be wrong, but I doubt it). We have almost every kind of club and sport you could possibly imagine. We have the IB Program, which is world reknown. We also have AP and Honors classes. Basically, any kind of class you could possibly imagine you can probably take at East. We definitely have a unique mascot that I think embodies the spirit of Wichita (esp. seeing as how we are the first actual high school in Wichita). Not to mention we're also the biggest high school in Kansas, which adds to our diversity. AND (most) of the students in our school actually CARE about the world, what's going on around us. We see a need and take action, which is why we have so many service clubs. And that is definitely a good thing. We are showing people that teenagers can in fact be thoughtful, caring, and productive members of society. And it is awesome. I wouldn't want to have gone anywhere else.
Sorry if perhaps I have rambled a little bit too long on this subject. And I know I'm being maybe too sentimental (I mean, I am a Senior and all). But seriously, folks, we should always be thankful for all the wonderful things we do have. I'm not saying that our school is perfect (by any means), but I am saying that there are just so many opportunities to do good at school. And I'm proud to have played a small part in all of it. I really am going to miss our old East High after all. Gracias.