Senior reflection: Holley student, after some struggles in school, looks forward to the future

Posted 2 May 2020 at 8:34 pm

Editor’s Note: Makayla Famoly, 16, of Holley next month will graduate from high school, a year early. She plans to take a year off from school and then go to college to major in psychology. She and other high school seniors were notified on Friday the school buildings would remain closed the rest of the school year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Makayla Famoly

Makayla Famoly

School has not always been easy for me. I’ve never been the smartest or the most behaved. I’ve never pushed myself enough to be successful because I didn’t think I could do it. I didn’t believe in myself one bit and it made me not care about the consequences or what my life would look like.

If you asked me a year ago what I wanted to do with my life my mind would just go blank. It wasn’t until the day I saw my brother walk the stage, when I saw how proud my family and teachers were and even the smile on my mom’s face that I realized school is so important.

If you want to be successful your education is so important in so many different ways. I want to make my family proud. I want my siblings to want to follow after me!

Graduation may not be important to many people but to me it means achievement, success and opportunity.

I’m graduating a year early. It does not even seem real because of the path I was going on. My dad once told me If you put your mind to something and buckle down, you can accomplish anything. I wish more people realize it because when I did my life forever changed!

So as I graduate I want my family, my teachers and my friends to remember me as a story of success because even after going through all the different phases I have went through, I made it and I’m onto my next journey.

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