Vidalia seniors share memories

Published 11:20 pm Tuesday, May 13, 2008

VIDALIA— With only three days before they begin a new stage in their lives, the class of 2008 at Vidalia High School gathered for one last time to share memories, crack jokes, and enjoy each other’s company.

A handful of seniors gave presentations such as reading a class will, singing a song, or rattling off a “Remember When.”

Once the program was finished, everyone convened in the cafeteria to have refreshments and talk about future plans.

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“I’m excited about graduating,” Mallory Guidroz said. “I’ve learned a lot in high school, but I’m ready for college.”

Guidroz, the class vice president, plans on attending Louisiana State University in the fall and studying kinesiology.

Another senior, Jeremy Washington, echoed what Guidroz had to say.

“I’ve learned who my true friends are,” Washington said. “I’m thankful for this opportunity I’ve had at Vidalia High School and I’m going to miss this class a whole lot.”

Washington said he will attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe and major in physical therapy. He also wants to walk on to the football team there.

Jennifer McCarty described the moment as bittersweet.

“Graduation is not the end, but the beginning of something better,” McCarty said. “I’m ready to start the next part of my life.”

McCarty plans on attending LSU in the fall and majoring in biochemistry.

There will be 74 different paths taken after Friday, but the memories they have shared will keep them together for the rest of their lives.