2015-05-09 / The Bullhorn

I wouldn’t change a thing

By Alden Earwood
RCS Chief Videographer

I am who I am because of the experiences and opportunities granted to me through Roxboro Community School.

Unlike the majority of the seniors graduating this year, I’ve only been a member of this family for three years, having moved from Buffalo New York in the 10th-grade.

I cannot summarize, in a word, what this school means to me; there simply have been far, far too many memories forged in this amazing school. My friendships, accomplishments, and future all in some form or another, have been affected through my time here.

I recall vividly the first time I walked into Mrs. Boatwright’s journalism class in the 11th-grade. The sun was shining brilliantly through the immense windows, highlighting a perfect cotton candy dotted sky, my footsteps echoing upon the wooden floorboards. I had arrived at her class to inform her that I thought the morning announcements needed an upgrade, and that I had an idea on how we might invigorate the attention it drew. At that time, I never would have imagined the path it would set me on.

Not only have I learned responsibility, time management and teaching skills, and discovered my passion for film, but I have also been granted the honor to capture special moments around the school. Special moments like the amazing theater productions, heart pumping games, moving dance recitals and hallmarks of the school’s evolution, such as the Voter’s Forum.

I’ve gained confidence in myself, in my ability, in what I can do – that alone is a gift unto itself. So if I was offered the chance to change the past, I would refuse. I wouldn’t alter my mistakes, nor my achievements, for to do so would result in another version of who I am, and frankly, I’m proud of who I’ve become.

So thank you, members of the Roxboro Community Family. For everything.

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