The other day, my friends and I ordered take-out from a local Chinese restaurant. At the time of my phone call, they anticipated the food would be delivered in 30-40 minutes. An hour later, the delivery man called me, confused with how to get to Stephens House. This scenario is not uncommon. From an outsider’s perspective, the buildings look the same and the winding roads do not create a typical, direct path from one place to another.
Just a year ago, I faced one of the most difficult times of my Lawrenceville career. With the oncoming Fifth Form year, I’d recently stepped into a number of new leadership roles, I had just begun to dip my toes in the college admissions process, and our entire class was steeped time and time again in the idea that junior spring was the most important term at Lawrenceville.
With only a week left until graduation, I have done a lot of reflecting on my four years here at Lawrenceville. They always say, “You don’t realize how much you love something until it is gone.” These last few weeks have been crammed with “lasts.”
I have tried my best to see my senior year as one of firsts. Considering the origins of consciousness in “Science and Literature,” stepping onto the Black Box stage as an amateur actor in a Winterfest play, and just this past weekend organizing a volleyball tournament to fundraise for South Sudan have all been novel experiences in my life at Lawrenceville since September. Despite my efforts, I have been reminded time and again of all the lasts
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