News — May 26, 2015 by Tim McCartney
Transitioning to College

As seniors stroll through the hallways in their college sweatshirts, one can’t help but think about the downside to their college acceptance – they will no longer be students at Pacifica Christian. Every senior contributes to the school tremendously in four years, and they will be truly missed.

I still remember when I first stepped foot on Pacifica. I knew no one; nonetheless, I managed to buy into the school and made great friends along the way. I quickly became involved in the newspaper, track, cross country, the prefect board, and the National Honors Society. I was really enjoying myself, all while building a resume of raw experience. As a senior looking back on memories like these, I can speak for the class of 2015 – We are going to miss the student body as much as they are going to miss us. All while we have the end of our time at Pacifica on our minds, we have to mentally prepare for the new journey before us.

Many seniors are not just leaving Pacifica, but the state of California. Adapting to the weather and people of the new environment is going to take time. Regardless of a college goers destination, they have to face the quick reality that they will no longer be living at home. Many will be leaving their family and established friendships to enter into a whole new community. This next transition represents a clean slate. Graduates will be moving from the top of the food chain as seniors to the bottom of the food chain as freshman in college. With all this considered, it is fair to say the seniors are anticipating big changes.

As seniors get ready for graduation, it is recommended that Pacificans take time to reflect on their influence on the school. Whether its with student government, the prefect board, athletics, arts, or academics – seniors have left a legacy. The presence of the class of 2015 will only be able to be enjoyed for the next two weeks. Take time to acknowledge the great blessing they are to the school.


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