Sincerely, MCHS Teachers
Ashley Garcia, Staff Writer
As we, the seniors, are ready to move our tassels from right to left and end this chapter of our lives, the teachers of Middle College High School wanted to send you all off with one final piece of advice.
“You have it!” — Mr. Kaneko
If you don’t like what you do, change it! You have that power within yourself. Find it! You have it!
“Continue to make yourself proud” — Mr. Camacho
First and foremost, congratulations on your upcoming graduation and good luck on all your future endeavors. My hope is that you have at least a few more graduation ceremonies to achieve. Now a very simple piece of advice that helped me when I was around your age: “anything that is worthwhile in life is going to be challenging”. When future events start to overwhelmed you, just look at all the sacr...
“Remember, you are not done until, you say you are done” — Mr. Gerstman
“Shoot for the moon… even if you miss you’ll land among the stars!” - Les Brown. Whatever you choose to do in your life, always work hard and aim to be the best at it as you can. Never settle for less. Remember, you are not done, until you say you are done. You have a life to live, go out and make it exciting fun, and yours!...
“Maintain a balanced life” — Ms.Groff
Wonderful Wizards slow down and don’t rush through college, enjoy these special years where you will have time to explore exciting and new opportunities. Maintain a balanced life where you have joy, and time to appreciate the beauty of our world! Be open to new possibilities and most importantly be kind to yourself and others. Remember to be mindful and breathe! Thank you for enriching my life with ...
“Treat yourself with kindness” — Mrs. Holte
Get out there (safely with a mask on) and find what you are passionate about. Try on different jobs, classes, hobbies and volunteer opportunities to find what speaks to you. Make meaningful connections with others and enjoy the journey. Remember that you are not alone. If you feel overwhelmed and frustrated, let someone know. Treat yourself with kindness and remember to care for yourse...
“Believe in your own true self” — Ms. Nguyen
Go forth with courage in your heart; dispel all doubts and fears; when you find you need a helping hand, a friend is always near; when failure stares you in the face, fight back with all your might! Believe in your own true Self when things look dark for you. Know, that no matter what, the sun will always shine through. Thank you for sharing your talents, love, laughter, and joy with all of us a...
“You’ve worked hard to get where you are today” — Mrs. Peterson
As Winnie the Pooh once said, “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” Remember to stop, look around, and appreciate where you are in the moment. You’ve worked hard to get to where you are today! Good luck wherever your path may take you; I cannot wait to see all that you become.
“Be open to new ideas and perspectives” — Mr. Ramos
Seek new experiences, especially those that take you out of your comfort zone. Take journeys to places that you do not know. Meet people from other walks of life and cultures. Be open to new ideas and perspectives. Search for what fulfills you and makes you happy. Finally, always be a voice for those that are voiceless.
“Fight for the person you want to be” — Mrs. Silverstein
Hold on to who you are, and the things that you love. The world can challenge things you know to be true, but the fact that others disagree with you doesn’t mean you are wrong. Fight for what you know is right and to be the person you want to be.
“Keep working to get in touch with what your inner self needs” — Mrs. Storms
Surround yourself with people who “fill you up” and give you peace. Keep working to get in touch with what your inner self needs. Don’t follow the money-- follow what makes your brain and heart feel alive! Wear sunscreen. Only floss around the teeth you want to keep.
“Be happy” — Mr. Valenzuela
Remember to stay fit mentally and physically. Use your common sense when making decisions (save 10%). Lastly, be happy, which is achieved by helping others.
“Work hard and stay positive” — Mrs. VanDusen
As everyone is aware, this has been a year full of challenges, but in many ways, also a rewarding year. Everyone is graduating! Many of you seniors have excelled and are graduating with your AA degree. I’m truly blessed to have worked with each and everyone of you! I fully expect all of you to continue to meet and overcome any future challenges. Work hard and stay positive!!!...
“You have more than earned your place among your future peers” — Mr. You
The imposter syndrome is real. You definitely might experience it both in the university level, career and beyond. But remember: you have more than earned your place among your future peers. You’ve gone through things these past four years that other kids would seriously not have been able to handle. While you are young, take opportunities to travel both in the US and abroad (if you are abl...
“It’s up to you” — Mr. Curtis
Congratulations graduates! It’s been a great four years with you and I couldn’t be more proud of all your accomplishments! I want to encourage all of you to take full responsibility for your own life. You have the power within you to achieve all of your dreams, but no one will do it for you, so make yourself proud as you navigate through this beautiful adventure. ...