One Last Story

By Zachary Harmon Talon Co-editor,
Senior year has flown by so fast that when I was asked to recall my favorite memory about Redwood, I actually had to think for a while. I’m still getting used to writing 2013, I mean 2014, on my papers. I even went to interview my classmates, and they couldn’t think of anything memorable.
In reality I guess my fondest memory of the past year would be realizing the importance of perusing your passions. There was a time when I was so busy with Redwood, my dad would joke with me saying that nothing would happen around here if I wasn’t involved with it. In the past year, however I’ve been off fishing, tinkering, repairing, fiberglassing and all sorts of interesting things more than I’ve been planning, organizing and campaigning. Through exploring and research, my outlook on the future has changed from “I would like to be an Officer in the United States Navy” to “I want to work on the water somewhere.”
While that change in outlook wasn’t entirely voluntary it was still one of the best things that happened this year. The relief of knowing that I would be attending one of my top three college choices evoked such euphoric emotions that it didn’t matter that it meant a change in my plans. It’s been God’s plan all along anyway.
Looking back at my time at Redwood as a whole, it’s been a good run. I’ve almost been at Redwood as long as some of the sixth graders have been alive. As I type this I am quickly realizing this is the last story I get to write as “Talon Co-editor.” You can say I’ve running out of pages to write on, at least in this chapter.