Stephanie’s Senior Goodbye

Stephanie's Senior Goodbye

I cannot believe it is my time to write this. I have seen so many senior staffers before me publish their final piece of work and say farewell to their position as a high school journalist. Now I have come to the conclusion that this is my time, right now.

Since day one of freshman year, I have been a part of The Wave. I started as an inconspicuous staff writer who thought the hierarchy of editors would never be within my reach. Their jobs seemed so rigorous, demanding and rewarding at the same time. It’s surreal to me, even now, that I have claimed the title of Editor-in-Chief and worked my way from bottom up. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to build up this transformational website from which you are reading this article. I consider it my baby, something that I created and raised to become success that it is today. And to my utter disbelief, it continues to grow and incorporate more innovations each week.

I am honored to be able to pass this website down to the
next two editors who I know will make it flourish. Jessica and Briana, I have so much faith in you two to take this publication head-on and do remarkable things with it. You both have a lot of intuition and your combined brain power will take the Wellington Wave to new heights.

I also want to give a shout out to my extraordinary adviser, Mr. Zucker. I, as well as the Palm Beach Post, believe that you have held this staff together and dedicated all of your efforts into making our first online newspaper what it has become. You’ve worked with me diligently and supported all of the decisions that I have made. I want to thank you for that.

Without my whole staff, I couldn’t have handled the stress that this new transformation has taken on me. The last person I will mention is a girl who has been my newspaper support system. Francesca, you are an amazing Multi Media Editor and next year will only further your skills and give you even more of an opportunity to shine.

I suppose that with only a little over a week left that I should feel nostalgic about my experience at Wellington High School. Of course, there will be some events that I will reflect on as fond memories. I am ready for what is to come after I walk across the Expo Center’s stage. As so many other seniors have similar thoughts, goodbye WHS and hello to the next chapter.