Tonight was the 100 Nights dinner, a new event for our senior class. In celebration of 100 nights left until graduation, the junior class threw a dinner for the seniors. What makes our school a little different is the fact that the seniors don’t want to count down to graduation.
There were tears tonight and there will be more in June. I know I will have a difficult time speaking at graduation because these are my kids. They started HTHS the same year I returned as a teacher. I’ve watched them grow into the men and women they are today and I’m so proud of them. I’m not sure what it will be like to go through the school days next year without their smiling faces, silly comments, and inside jokes.
But tonight, while full of tears, was also about family. Spending time together, laughing at memories, and getting excited about the next step in the journey. Giggling over silly movies. Taking selfies. As one of their own reminded them, there are only 100 nights left until graduation, but that’s a chance to cherish 100 more nights (and days) together.