My High School Experience

So as you obviously know from our recent posts Kay and I are graduating from high school. As I am writing this I have two days left of school but by the time this is posted and you guys are reading this, we will most likely be out!  I kinda just want to take a moment to look back at my four years and just reflect on a bunch of things.

Freshman year… wow it seems like it was just yesterday I got on the bus at 6:20 in the morning and called my mom crying… because you know… high school. I was scared of starting a new school since middle school was rough for me. Walking through the doors of my school for the first time I can say that I was beyond terrified. I didn’t know anyone, but then the most amazing thing happened. I met Kay. She was the outgoing cheerleader and I was the shy figure skater who just wanted to fit in. We immediately bonded over our love for musical theater and the show glee. One of my closest friends introduced me to actually performing in musicals; and I auditioned for my first musical ever “Seussical the Musical”. I sang my first audition song “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Mis,  and before I knew it, it was sophomore year.

Sophomore year I honestly don’t remember much. If I am being honest, Kay and I drifted apart. She was in another friend group and so was I. I threw myself into musical theater and Kay threw herself into cheerleading. This year I took part in two musicals: “The Boyfriend” and “Footloose”. It was during these shows I realized how hard musical theater truly was. I became recognized for my dancing skills. That year I met even more of my currently closest friends. I mean how could you not become close to someone when you spend 5 hours a day 5 days a week together?  Something happened at the end of the year though and Kay was there for me when I needed her the most, and that is when our friendship grew even stronger.

Then Junior year arrived. My mother didn’t allow me to take part in my school musical, so while my friends were tapping away in 42nd street I was sitting in a classroom preparing for the SAT’s and ACT’s. Once I was done with all the testing though I convinced my parents to allow me to be in the final musical of the year “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Junior prom rolled around and I must say it was an adventure getting all dolled up with my friends and Kay. This was also the year that this blog “Kate and Kay” was born. We decided to start this blog purely because we were bored and decided to take on a new adventure. And then before we knew it, Junior year was over and we were officially Seniors.

Senior year…. I remember the first day of school. I didn’t have my license yet so I forced my dad to wake up so I could drive to school, it is a senior privilege after all. Kay, two of our other friends, and I took a picture wearing our senior sweaters and we walked through the halls feeling like we were on the top of the world. We stuck together as we visited colleges, finished out applications, got our acceptances, and decided where we wanted to go. Now here we are. Im sitting in my Statistics class, Kay is sitting two rows next to me  and she has no idea I’m staring at her as I write this. Right now we are only maybe several feet apart, but in a couple of months we will be 1,111 miles away from each other. There are times where I think “There is no way our friendship will survive the distance” but as our final days of highschool come to a close, I notice how close we have gotten through our four years, and I can say with full confidence that Kay, we are going to be friends forever.

My dad asked me the other day if I regretted choosing the high school I have attended. I laughed and told him no, I met some of my best friends there, I have made some wonderful memories and I don’t regret a single thing. One of Kay’s favorite quotes is “Oh the places you’ll go..” And I think it’s fitting to close this post with it, because even though we are going places Kay, I know we will always find each other again.



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