SPECIAL GRADUATION EDITION
THE TIGER TIMES • MAY 2010
So long. Farewell, my friends. Goodbye for now and until we meet again! Finally the end has come! I have had many experiences throughout these three years. The good, I’ll hold on too. The bad, I’ll leave in the halls of ‘Grand ol’ IF High’. My worst memories were, the times I had LCA makeup sessions, when I ate “bad sushi” and cleaning up for the janitor, because I didn’t go to LCA make up sessions. The good times over power these few horrid memories. Long lunches, Horticulture field trips, and the interesting conversations that go in newspaper were the best of the best, of my senior year. I regret not applying myself completely to academics. Also I should have been wiser about Senior Service Day. Now the time has come for me to spread my wings, and tackle this lady called life! I’ll always remember IF, but I’ll never look back. Unless, it’s a reunion, I’ll come see Coleman all old and wrinkly, and I’ll be the CEO of McDonalds. That’d be sick! People say that high school is the time of our lives; and it’s true. Right when we get out of high school, we’re just part of society. Where we can look back and remember a time when we thought we knew it all. It’s the time to realize there are more important things to think about then, what you’re going to wear tomorrow, who’s dating who, what’s hip and what’s not. You got to buckle down and think about college, where you’re going to live, what occupation you’re going to have, and who, when, and how you’re going to settle down with. It’s a ball of stress. Now let’s face it, you’ve made it through the toughest of times in high school. Dealing with peer pressure, and all the stress that comes along with academics. If we stick with it, we can conquer this next chapter of our lives. “All and all, don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” ~Charles Schulz Oh, and to all those who think that their futures are at a halt…..McDonalds isn’t that bad.
Nicholas Gregory Hamilton
Well, guys, it has been another crazy year. The sophomores thought they were the kings and queens of the school, but we squashed their hopes at that. We dominated our district in the world of sports. Those Grizz are just going to have to wait another year at their shot at changing the goal posts. The dances were fun at times and way boring at others, but hey, we can’t win all the time. We are one of the last schools to graduate in our area, but we sure won’t be the last ones to finish college and move on to bigger and better things in the world of ambition, and opportunity. A lot of us are going off to start our own lives at college. We all think it’s going to be amazing and we get to be away from all the drama of high school and our families. I think that’s true to a certain point, but look at what we had here; we had a permanent rough over our heads, we got meals for free, and we didn’t really have to worry about a job. And bam! Now we are going out into the real world. For real! We have to look back on the times we all spent here and realize that those stupid fights that ended friendships were not needed, those fights between girls and guys because she said this and he said that were stupid. What we need to do is see, and remember all the fun times we had with each other. We need to apologize for those ridiculous fights with old friends. Stop holding the grudges and realize that we are now adults and you can’t keep grudges because that will never get you far in life. We need to be able and look back and say “Hey high school was awesome!” and not “Wow high school was so stupid.” When we are stuck with loads of home work and student loans to pay off. Our last three years here in good old IF have gone by so fast that it felt like yesterday I was freaking out about AP Euro, and now we are on our way across that stage to receive our diplomas. The good times are what we as a class of 2010 live for. Good luck class of 2010, we are the class of the future, don’t be left in the past.
Coleman Martin Bowyer
Idaho Falls High School student newspaper (including the special senior June edition at the end).