Congratulations to the Class of 2012
When getting to high school, you realize the biggest decisions in life will soon be made and work has just begun. Students graduating from high school can take many directions in life, most graduates either dorm at college, commute to college, or begin working. Honestly, I wish I had the opportunity to travel the world, but then again most of us probably do.
I chose to attend ECC North Campus for general studies, because at that time I did not have a clue as to what I wanted to do and I soon learned many of my classmates didnít either. Although, having some direction would have been nice I decided that may be I would find what I was looking for while I was in school.
Well, it didnít really happen that way and I ended up graduating with an associateís degree in liberal arts and then moving onto Buffalo State College where I received my bachelorís degree.
I registered as a forensic chemistry student and while it was exciting to learn, it just wasnít right for me. I never thought to take my love for writing and turn it into a career. I am not sure why, but I just didnít think it was an option. I signed up for some writing classes and I was taken down the path to become a newspaper reporter.
I finally decided on a career and I received my degree. I didnít know where it would take me, but I knew, just like other fields, the competition was going to be fierce.
I didnít give up and kept on pushing potential employers to give me a chance, which is another issue that bugs me. Because employers want someone with experience, but how was I going to get any if no one would give me a chance.
Well, I finally got a break and ended working as a copy editor for a local newspaper. Not an exciting job, but I finally made it into the seat of a real newspaper. It wasnít but four months when I got a call from the managing editor at Metro. Well, you know the rest of the story because here I am today.
Ever since high school through college and on, it has been one obstacle after the other and one more decision to make. It can be scary out on your own but above all else it is rewarding. Life goes up and down but no matter what path you take, just remember it takes guts and courage to get there and make your impression on the world.
Once again, congratulations to the Class of 2012.
In addition, I would like to thank the Lancaster Lions Club for presenting me with a Certificate of Appreciation at their 60th Anniversary Installation and Award Banquet. It means a lot and I enjoy working with the each member, especially Lions President Irene Colvin. You are an amazing woman and the Lions are lucky to have you as their president and the community is lucky to have someone who cares so much.