Senior Farewells



Goodbye class of 2023, we will miss you.

As we say goodbye to our seniors, some of whom have been with us for a while, we feel sad to see them go. But we are also happy for them as they move on to new opportunities. We have given them a chance to share their final words with us. 


Emmelyn Harrison, the sports editor, wrote, “This class has shown me so many things and given me so many opportunities. I love this class with all my heart. This class this year has been amazing. I love each and every one of you guys. You guys never fail to make my day and make me happy. I know y’all will continue to do amazing things. Goodbye I love y’all.


Kai Shabman, Opinion editor, wrote, “I think high school is a good example that life is not a linear experience and that the worst days of your life can coincide with the best. The only thing you can control is how you react and how you treat people. It can be very difficult to be a good person when every day it feels like that good isn’t rewarded fairly.”


Elizabeth Wood, the Features editor, wrote, “I walked in on the first day of school and already knew I was in over my head. Yearbook was mostly photography and less writing, so having a class completely dedicated to writing seemed stressful. It was. My first year was hard, but I learned a lot. I learned about deadlines, about writing, how to work on a team, AP style, etc. I ultimately finished the year with a B, I had never had a B before. I love this class, and although it was a little hard for me sometimes, I’ve probably learned and grown the most here than I have anywhere else.” 


Josh Dixon a staff writer, wrote, “The first day of the class, I thought that I wouldn’t talk to anyone or have any interest in it whatsoever, but after a couple of days of getting to know people, I met some of the greatest and funniest people ever and had a great teacher who was running it. Had many good memories at North whether it was goofing off in class with friends or attending almost all the football games. Crazy how fast it has all gone by, and I can’t wait to start a new chapter in my life. Peace out North Forsyth, it’s been real.”


Tori Harril, a staff writer wrote, “Throughout high school, there are so many moments of discomfort and change. Writing is a beautiful escape from reality. Just like writing, this class was my escape. This class has exposed me to some of the best people. We’ve truly become a journalism family, and I could not imagine ending my high school career without my experience in this class. As Winnie the Pooh once said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”


A piece of advice I have to offer: Get out of your comfort zone and try something new because it very well may be one of the best things that could happen to you.”


Maria Bates, also a staff writer, wrote, “Then senior year arrived. It went as quickly as it arrived. Now, I am looking forward to graduation. I do have to say goodbye to some friends that I have made in my Journalism class. We would write articles and then talk afterwards, play games, and  laugh a lot, all of which are memories that I will carry with me. I’d like to personally thank Ms. Ewing for the opportunity to be in her class this year. Yes, this is farewell to a place, but not farewell to memories and people that I want to carry with me throughout my life.”


Carmen DeThomas another staff writer, wrote, “Journalism has become such an important memory for me and I honestly wish I had joined sooner, although, I’m glad to have at least one year, my senior year at that Now, not to get more sentimental, but I’m truly going to miss North Forsyth High School. I know I would always complain about having to go to school, but this school, due to some amazing teachers, has helped me become a more confident person. Overall, I’m excited for what the future holds and can’t wait to pursue a career I am passionate about.”


Abigail Shoemake, staff writer, wrote, “I am forever grateful to the connections I have made and the growth I have experienced being in this class. We have truly forged a family of support and compassion that I will always hold within. This class has given me the opportunity to express myself in ways I have never had before, through my writing, and has allowed me to develop my creativity. 


Thank you for accepting me into your family though it was my first and only year. I know the future of Raider Wire is in wonderful hands.”


Goodbye to our amazing 2022-2023 staff editors and staff writers. We all wish you the best of luck and hope that we will see you again in the future.