Today was an exciting day for the class of 2016, as the senior class came together alongside our amazing College Counseling team to celebrate their next steps after Westridge. Students gathered early this morning, pieces of colored chalk in hand, ready to decorate Ayrshire Courtyard with their college destinations. Proud parents gathered in Pitcairn for coffee and breakfast before making their way to see their daughters and the collage of university logos all over the cement. The morning sparkled with congratulatory apple cider and beaming words of wisdom and pride from the “O” ladies.
Juniors and seniors gathered later for the “Oh the Places You’ll Go” luncheon, aptly named after Dr. Seuss’ timeless tale of big dreams and bright futures. Juniors had the chance to ask questions about the college application process, even the difficult but necessary ones about rejection. Seniors let their underclass counterparts know that although they may not be accepted to every school or even their top choice, “do not be discouraged” and most importantly, “it is not the end of the world.” This sentiment was even present during Chalk Day, as non-acceptance letters hung from a tree symbolizing rejection as a natural part of the process. Faculty and staff favorites read excerpts from Dr. Seuss’ book, concluding with students recalling great Westridge memories, urging juniors to cherish their last year.
It was truly a great day for the class of 2016, who are we are so proud of. Looking forward to all the fantastic “places you’ll go” !