Senior Reflection: If you’re reading this… it’s not too late because you are reading it.

Ajinkya Dhamdhere, Contributing Writer

I think there’s three reasons you are reading this: it’s 2023 and the new Harbinger edition came out, it’s past 2023 and you recognized my name and wanted to see what I had to say, or you saw this great title and clicked instinctively; either way, this is about to rock your world (maybe, no promises).

I was going to follow a central theme for this reflection with references to COVID and other major events, but that’s way too basic and no way to end twelve years of child labor, so instead, I’d rather talk about my honest opinions with some advice sprinkled in there for balance. Let it be known that I tried writing this in school, but the building has a potato for a wifi router (or maybe it is DDOS, who knows?)

First, let’s talk about finding out who you are. One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned is that being a high schooler is a lot like being a human guinea pig. You’re constantly experimenting with different hairstyles, clothes, and even personalities, trying to figure out who you are and want to be. And just like a science experiment, sometimes things don’t go according to plan.

Now that we got the advice that you could find on any basic mother’s Facebook page out of the way, here’s my real advice, and it’s real simple. Take care of your mind and body above all, listen to Mrs. Ruffo’s financial advice, and have fun and make as many friends as possible. In a way this reflection has been a perfect distillation of my high school experience: all over the place, rushed, and primarily done by ChatGPT (not kidding, see previous paragraph).

But the truth is, I’ve had a lot of fun over the past twelve years making friends and becoming who I am today, so thanks to everyone who made it a great ride. This reflection is supposed to be 400 words so I think I’ll just let ChatGPT coast for the remaining 64 words. Peace out Gonk!

Prompt: Why will Algonquin graduates succeed?

Answer: Algonquin High School students are poised for success because of their passion and determination to excel in all aspects of their education. The school’s rigorous academic curriculum, combined with extracurricular opportunities and supportive community, instills in students the confidence and skills necessary to achieve their goals and thrive in the future.