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Story and photo by Trey Martin

As the days of the school year wind down, the realization that high school will be over has barely set in. Looking back over the years, there have been plenty of great memories of high school, and a lot of not so great ones as well.

The worst part of the entire experience was waking up at the same time every morning for four years, realizing that you would do the same thing over and over again. I can remember sitting in my math class freshman year dreading having to take math class for the rest of my high school career.

Another negative was the work load. Being an AP Student, nearly every night was spent taking notes, reading textbooks and filling out assignments. I took on both Silver Screen and The Renaissance as well, so I was busy every week. While the work load was large, it taught me time management skills that will help me in the future.

Being a huge sports fan, it was great to go to a school that has one of the best football programs in the country. Friday nights in the fall were filled with unique themes and good football, spending time with friends. The themes did not always continue on through the rest of the year, so I wish that the school would have put more emphasis on winter and spring sports like basketball and soccer.

Looking back on it, I was lucky to go to a high school that had a wide range of specialties to offer students. Dutch Fork is one of the best schools in South Carolina, and the opportunities given in different classes can be applied to real life scenarios, even if it does seem pointless at the time being.

It sounds cliche, but the senior year of high school flew by fast. It seems like just last week was the first day of school, but now I have wrapped up all of my final exams and projects. To the future generation, make the most of the opportunities Dutch Fork has to offer, and be responsible with your academic decision, because it will set you up for a successful future.