Senior Column — Greg Wang ‘21


Greg Wang, Staff Writer

High school has been a rather interesting four years of my life. I think the one thing that’s defined my high school experience is “I could have done more” in terms of schoolwork, and that I definitely could have done better, but there’s no point in thinking too hard about that. What’s done is done, and there’s no point in contemplating what could have been, or what should have been. In the end, the path I’ve taken has resulted in who I am today, and I can’t go back and change that.

Throughout my time at high school, I can’t really say I have too many significant memories. I can hardly remember my time in freshman year, as it’s been quite a long time since then. Most of my freshman year experience was centered around marching band, which gave me opportunities to meet new people and make new friends. Perhaps the most significant parts of freshman year were band competitions, which were both extremely tiring and painful, yet fun at the same time. 

Sophomore year is also a year I don’t remember too well. However, I do have fond memories of hikes with friends for Sierra Club, and of the few Chemistry club meetings I attended. I also remember doing math homework at lunch for Precalculus Honors, my 5th period. Although there were a lot of great moments in that class, the party we had before finals was a fun one, and I made a lot of good friends. The labs in Chemistry Honors were also rather fun, as I genuinely enjoyed that subject.

Junior year was probably the most difficult year out of all of them. The amount of work put a great deal of strain on me. However, I had a lot of fun with my close friends that year, and I had fun studying and suffering together with them. Spending time together at the library after school was a fun time as well. As for second semester, I was having a very difficult time, so the coronavirus pandemic actually helped me, and it helped me distance myself from people I didn’t want to talk to. Senior year has been rather uneventful, and nothing much has happened in terms of school. Maybe it’s because I don’t have to talk to people in classes, but I’ve been a lot more withdrawn this year, so nothing of note has happened.

With only a few days of high school that actually matter left to go, I’ve started worrying less about school, and what comes next. I’m optimistic about the future, but since I know so little compared to before, I’m also kind of scared. I just hope that the future will be alright, and that I manage to get by and make it through whatever comes next.

Overall, high school has been an experience. I can’t exactly say it’s been a fun one, because there were definitely a lot of moments where it wasn’t. Yet I can’t exactly call it a bad experience overall.