Sadly, the time has come. Two years ago when I joined TYJ, I had no idea graduation would come so fast. I would say that during my time here on the staff, I incorporated a lot of sarcasm, wrote entirely too much on the Gamecocks, and found every possible hiding spot for Mr. Emerling’s remote control.
With this being my final article for The Yellow Jacket, it only seems right if I write a nice, long article full of predictions and thoughts that run through my head about the upcoming football season. Unfortunately for the reader, that is not the case. My time is finished here at North Augusta High School, and I’m here to write my final statement.
North Augusta High School has definitely been an experience. People might tweet or update their Facebook status about how much they dislike the school, the teachers, or the people here. I’m not going to lie and say I’m not guilty of being fed up once or twice…or many times. The truth is if I had to do it all again, I wouldn’t of picked any other place to grow up than North Augusta.
Mr. Emerling has been an absolute amazing teacher and mentor through the years, and I thank him so much for asking me to join the staff back when I was a sophomore. I also thank him for putting up with me and my country music.
There’s one good story I have to post on here before I’m all finished. Two years ago, I had English 3 with Mr. Emerling during 7th period, and my friend Andrew Smith had the same class during 5th period. We would always meet in the bathroom before 7th period and he would tell me something that would happen in class. I would go in class, say something about what we were going to do that day, and Mr. Emerling would think I was a genius. The best case of this is when Mr. Emerling asked us to write a journal of what we thought we would study next. We had studied the Puritans and Deism previously, for example. We were going to study Realism next, and of course I knew this because of Andrew Smith. Mr. Emerling asked the class, “What’s next?” I responded, “Realism.” With the most impressed expression on his face, Mr. Emerling came back with “Well, yes, that’s exactly it. How did you know that?” All I had to say was, “It’s obvious, isn’t it?”
I guess that’s it.