One More Goodbye

Seolli was supposed to address the whole school at our closing ceremony last week, but didn't get the chance. The QQ gave her the opportunity to put share her thoughts in writing instead.

Saying goodbye to someone or something that you have cherished for a long time is hard. For me, saying goodbye to SIS and my fellow graduates was definitely a challenge. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the year has been a strange time. In May 2020, we were supposed to have our exams and our senior trip. We were supposed to have a time where SIS 2020 graduates have time to ourselves and have a chance to say goodbye. All of this was cancelled. However, this doesn’t change the fact that we will always cherish the moments and memories that we had together during our high school years. I remember when I first came to SIS that I was very nervous. It was my first time being in an international school. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to fit in or make any friends. However, during my time in SIS, I made amazing friends and met amazing teachers that changed my life. I learned a valuable lesson that grades aren’t the only thing that shapes yourself. I also learned the true power that friendship holds in life. I would like to thank a few people that made this happen. 

First, thank you to all the teachers that supported me when I was down or had trouble with studying. Thank you to Amelia who helped me adjust to the school and has always had my back and became my best friend for life. Special thanks to My girls for being there when I had mental breakdowns from 10th to 12th grade. You know who you are. Thanks to my lovely SIS 2020 graduates who have always been kind and understanding to each other. Thanks to my parents who have been supporting me through thick and thin. I wouldn’t be who I am if it wasn’t for you guys. Finally, I want to emphasize that this is not goodbye forever, we will always find our way back to each other.