By Sierra Bancroft

       The first thing I debated while writing this was which High School Musical quote to begin with:

  • “One a wildcat, always a hsm3wildcat.” – Troy
  • “I always liked the idea of being in charge of my future. Until it actually started happening.” – Troy
  • “It’s our last chance to share the stage before we go our seperate ways. High school wasn’t meant to last forever.” – Ryan & Kelsie
  • “You might be ready to say goodbye to East High, but East High is not ready to say goodbye to you.” – Troy

        There are too many to choose from. It wasn’t until I was watching High School Musical 3: Senior Year that the realities of this year and the future really set in. Where am I going? What am I leaving behind? Who’s in control of my future? What happens to MHS when we leave? Never did I think that a Disney channel movie could make me think that deeply. But it’s all true; we’re leaving and that’s weird.

        Journalism has been more than just a class for me, it’s been an opportunity to grow and realize all that I can do. Mr. Baker has been instrumental in this as he is an amazing teacher who pushes all the seniors and one sophomore to do our best and find the Truth, God’s truth in everyday life. And not only can I just say this for Journalism but I can say it for Maranatha as a whole. It’s a place I know I’m welcome to come back to and I am truly excited to see where its current potential leads to!

        So here’s to goodbye: goodbye to Maranatha and goodbye to The Messenger, you’ve treated me well and helped more than I could say with words. I leave you with this:


Troy Bolton: “East High is a place where teachers encouraged us to break the status quo and define ourselves as we choose. It’s a place where one person, if it’s the right person, changes us all. East High is having friends we’ll keep for the rest of our lives, and that means we really are ‘all in this together.’ Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!”

  • Once a Minuteman, always a Minuteman!

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