It’s Your Time to Shine: What will your legacy be?

By: Chrissy Kaninberg
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” This quote from Colin Powell perfectly exemplifies the true meaning of having and successfully carrying out a senior dream. Whether your dream is a success or not, it’s having a dream, and wanting to leave a legacy to be remembered by that truly matters.
It’s true what they say, your four years go by very fast. Senior year is your last chance and you want to think of something big, something monumental to change the community of Assumption for the better.
Thinking back to the legacy of senior dreams, an ever present dream is senior mission trips, which ultimately led to mission week as a whole. Another event that started out as a student’s senior dream is the Pink and White game. Another recent addition, the Assumption Green, provides a home to students of many sports teams, and this amazing place was also the dream of one student.
All of these wonderful parts of Assumption are integrated into our everyday life experiences because of driven students that had a single dream and made it a reality. Whether your dream is to impact the community or to achieve your own personal goals, it is important to plan, work, and stay focused. It may seem like your dream is very small but looking back, it’s difficult to imagine an Assumption without the Pink and White game, ARISE mission trips, or the AHS Green.
A personal dream may be getting into your dream college, getting your ACT score up, or simply befriending classmates. A community dream may be a fundraiser or school wide service project. It is important to not get discouraged and to know that if it is meant to be, your dream it will come true, but most importantly this takes effort from you.
Colin Powell states that, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure”, and from this quote we see that we must fail in order to eventually succeed. If your dream doesn’t work out, it is important to be persistent in making it happen. In the end of your high school career, the only regrets you will have are the things you didn’t do.

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