The stories behind our Senior’s last words


Jade Lewis-Tinsley

2021-2022 Yearbook

The seniors of class 2022 has already submitted their senior quotes to the yearbook. In schools across the globe, senior quotes are seen as students’ last farewell to their school. Here are some of Lanier’s seniors’ quotes and their reasonings below:
Ash Duncan:
“I never looked back darlin’ it distracts from the now.”
– Edna, Incredibles
“Because holding onto the past can be really toxic and you should look forward to what to come, instead of dwindling on the past.”
Kayla Cotter:
“I’ve been in the darkness for so long I forgot how beautiful the moonlight is.”
– A Corpse Bride
“Yeah, I really liked that.”
Mya George:
“Go ahead and live with your head held high. No matter how devastated you may be by your own weakness or uselessness, set your heart ablaze.”
– Demon slayer
“Because I like anime and I like Rengoku.”
Alexis Jean-Louis:
“Almost gave up … saw what it took … still wasn’t worth it … stay safe”
“It shows an accurate representation of what my four years of high school were like.”
Josue Santos:
“If you want the rainbow then you gotta deal with the rain.”
“Growing up I didn’t have a fair childhood so I had to grow up looking on the brighter side of things.”
Melanie Weeks:
“I love spite.”
“Because I’ve constantly have had to prove adults wrong, and spite was my motivation … Even when I believed the discouraging things they told me I knew that if they saw what I could actually accomplish they would be proven wrong … and I’m that petty.”
Ally Copeland:
“Sucks? Yes!”
– Beetle Juice: The Musical
“It became kind of a catchphrase for me, but it really is what gets me through some rough times.”
Audrey Beilharz:
“It was impossible of course, but when did that ever stop a dreamer from dreaming?”
– Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer
“I chose this quote because it’s from my favorite book, and it means a lot to me … The quote just really inspires me, even if some dreams or goals you have may seem impossible they can always be achieved or at least attempted.”
Kennedy Torres:
Senior quotes are not a new addition to yearbooks; schools have participated in them for decades. Even some of our faculty members here at Lanier had the opportunity of writing senior quotes in their yearbooks as well.
Mrs. Smith (AP Statistics):
“Dance like nobody’s watching.”
“I wanted something that I would still live by … I used to be a classically trained dancer.”
As of now we are five weeks away from the end of the school year and the graduating class couldn’t be more excited. Yearbooks are said to come out on May 7th, and we can’t wait to see our memories from this year as long as our seniors final farewell.