Skyline Post Senior Spotlight: My Final Words to Skyline


Laila Nelson. Credit: Laila Nelson

A note from The Post staff: at The Skyline Post, we invite every senior who has been on our staff to write a Senior Spotlight. A Senior Spotlight is a chance for them to address the community as they go forth into the world.

Let’s just start by saying that I made it through another school year, my last high school year: 180 days, 4320 hours, and 259200 minutes. I want to start by saying Thank you to the Eagle family for helping me get through the toughest 4 years of my life. 

A great experience I had as a senior was just being a senior. I loved all the activities we were able to do, being a student here at Skyline was the best part because I was able to be a part of the Eagle family. Being a student at Skyline really opened my eyes to a lot. At Skyline we are a big happy family. I will miss Skyline a lot because if there was something ever wrong with me, I knew I would always have someone to go to, to talk about what was bothering me. 

One thing that really changed my perspective on school is when Covid happened and we went virtual. I really felt like the rest of my high school years were going to be virtual. I felt like I had really taken school for granted. Covid and being virtual my 11th grade year was very hard. I failed a class because I had just given up with school at the end. I am so happy that covid slowed down and we were able to go back in the building full time. 

One piece of advice that I will be taking with me through my adult years but also giving the students who will be seniors next year or in the same position I am in, and/or in the grade they are in now: Don’t ever give up no matter how hard it gets and don´t wait to the last minute even if you know you can get it done.

I want to give a special and loud THANK YOU to the one person that has been on my side since day 1. Thank you, Ms.Schmidt for all you have done for me in the past 4 years. Thank you for always believing in me when I didn’t think I could do it. Thank you for always being the shoulder I could cry on. Thank you for always being there if I needed anything. Thank you so much for just being you. You are the best social worker I could ever ask for.

Well Eagle Family, my time here is officially over. I enjoyed the laughs, tears, hugs, yelling, sports, music, art, nurse, BMIT, CAs, teachers and more. I will miss Skyline more than you think. I love you all. Forever an Eagle!