Some of my favorite memories in eighth grade were the Exploratorium, yearbook, sports, the St. Francis retreat, kindergarten buddies, beach parties, and soon to be our graduation.
I have been at Holy Cross School since preschool. My class has been so close and has acted like a family!!! And now in a week we are graduating, it is going to be so sad but happy as well to be going to a new place. High school will be so much fun, there will be new experiences, classes, and sports to try. There will be so many more people to meet to.
When we went to the Exploratorium this year it was so much fun. We went in this place called the tactile dome. It was pitch black and it was like a maze. You had to find your way around without being able to see a thing. There were also many other cool things to see at the museum. We even got to drink out of a toilet bowl water fountain.
When in yearbook it was so fun to hang with friends and laugh at old pictures. We talked about all are old class stories and ate pizza and hung with our teacher. We had so many stories to tell.
I also loved having our little kindergarten buddies. They were so much fun. They always were so excited to see us and play with us at recess. They always wanted to sit on my lap, and all I would hear was my name called over and over.
At the retreat we had so much fun doing cheers and activities. We met different schools and new people. We did a pyramid and a human push up. I met so many new people and have so many great memories.
Every year our class has a beach party at the end of the year. We just go down to the beach near sundown and we stay there till we have to leave the beach. We built a bonfire a have a potluck. We invite our friends who used to be in our class and all just hang out and spend time together.
This year our school volleyball team got 2nd place in the tournament. We played against B-40, New Brighton, Shoreline, Mission Hill, Notre dame, Salesian, Slv, and Scotts Valley. We played in the championships against Scotts Valley and it was a very close game. It was the best season we had ever played since we started playing volleyball. We had really great and fun coaches that made me want to improve and play more and more.
I also played on the 8th grade boys volleyball team this year. I played with 4 other boys in my class and we went on to the tournament and got to championships. We played Slv for 1st place, we ended up getting 2nd. We played a great season and had so much fun. In the 3rd game of the championship I got 10 aces in a row. I was so happy. Even though we may have gotten 2nd place I was proud to be a part of that team.
We are graduating tomorrow, May 24th. It will be a sad, yet happy day leaving our school. We go to our morning mass then a family brunch, we go home then come back at 7:30 for our night graduation. Leaving this school will be very hard, there are so many memories but after being here for 11 years I think it is also my time to move on.