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moving on up: eighth grade memories

Graduating middle school is a big event in life, as low-key as it may seem.  We’re exiting a chapter from our life and entering into a new one.

It’s safe to say that the majority of us who have “graduated” middle school have never looked back.  This year’s graduates probably don’t plan on it, either.  That ceremonial day where they hand out participation certificates is kind of a big deal to me, though; we’ve done it.  We’ve actually made it out of middle school.  By the time June rolled around, I was exasperated and tired and ready for summer to begin and to be a freshman.  When the last day of school finally arrives, celebration is the first thing on my mind.

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There’s also the two kinds of people on the last day of school: the ones who are sobbing through boxes of Kleenex, or the ones who are awkwardly staring at the crying people, thinking why someone would be sad to get out of this place.  However, there were memories made and friendships cherished.  As cheesy as it sounds, there’s at least one thing you’re bound to miss, whether if it’s a class, a friend, or a teacher.  This post is more for the people I know in my life who’ve moved on from middle school this year, and are ready to become high schoolers.  This post is a little recollection on the experiences I’ve had with my friends, a sarcastic compilation of quotes from the students themselves and yours truly, and a moment to stop and appreciate all that middle school had or didn’t have to offer.

eighth grade quotes

“Mustard is yellow.” – Kaden, Class of 2020

“Do what you love and do it with confidence.” – Vy, Class of 2020

“Kick butt, go to space, represent the human race.” – Vanessa, MAC Alumni, Class of 2018

“Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.” – Jasmine, Class of 2020

“I hate all you people.” – Megan, Class of 2021

“That was not High School Musical at all.  High school was like riding a bike, except the bike was on fire and it was on fire because you were in hell.  I’m sorry to everyone that couldn’t graduate in the class of 2020 because they were distracted from my shorts.” – Angela, Class of 2020

“Never say never.” – Mya, Class of 2020

“Peanut Butter Jelly Sadwiches Are Lyfe.” – Michaela, Class of 2020

“What now?” – Maggie, Class of 2020

“‘Life’s too short, make the most of it.’ – Tom Cassell” – Brianna, Class of 2020

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” – Grace, Class of 2020

“The roof is not my son, but I will raise it.  Master has presented Baylee with a high school diploma.  Baylee is freeeee.” – Baylee, MAC Alumni, Class of 2018

“‘Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.’ – Henry Ford” – Ari, Class of 2020

“‘Nothing will work unless you do.’ – Maya Angelou” – Brynn, Class of 2020

“It is fun because the squirrel gets dead.” – Fisher, Class of 2020

“You are simply lovely.” – Ali, Class of 2020

“The future doesn’t lie in front of you, waiting to happen; it lies deep inside of you, waiting to be discovered.” – Alise, Class of 2020

“Exercise? I though you said extra fries!” – Darby, Class of 2020

“We didn’t start the fire.” – Linh, Class of 2020

“‘Just keep swimming.’ – Dory” – Kenz, Class of 2020

“‘You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.’ –Dr. Seuss” – Ruthie, Class of 2020

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before the morning bell
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edwin markham alumni
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orcha dorks at heart
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graduation, pt. 1
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graduation, pt. 2
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graduation, pt. 2.5 (we’re a mess)
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last day of school, pt. 1
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last day of school, pt. 4 (also ruthie’s facial expressions thoooo)
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Congrats on making it through middle school (it’s rather a traumatic experience).  Best of luck at Chiawana or Pasco!

Cheers,

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P.S.   shoutout to Vy, Jas, Kenz, Ali, and Kaden for letting me use their photos! ❤

 

 

 

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