BY MOLLY FOSTER – Editor-in-Chief
I can advocate the fact that time surely does fly, as I sit here composing my final article for The Lebanon Cedar Times. My days here at Lebanon High School are quickly drawing to a close, and I encourage all of you to seize the moments presented to you everyday; enjoy the highs and lows of your high school years, because soon, sooner than you know it actually, you too will be faced with the end of one part of your life, as you graduate into far bigger things.
Over my three years of involvement in the school newspaper here at LHS, I have explored the many aspects of journalism, developed and sharpened my writing skills, and somewhere along the way, have fallen in love with the written word. This class managed to lead me in the direction of my future, as I realized that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life—to write, and to be a voice for the people.
Throughout my journalism experience in high school, my staff and I have developed a close-knit bond, almost like that of a family. I particularly grew close to Mrs. Megan Heefner, the journalism class advisor; I almost looked at her as a second mother at times as she motivated me, connected with me on a personal level, and left a mark on me as we formed a bond that I have never had with another teacher throughout my education thus far.
This class not only pushed me as a writer to think outside of the box, but it also encouraged me to look at myself as an individual outside the box as well, and not to make limitations for myself. I also had the privilege to watch my staff writers develop immensely under my wings.
My LHS experience may be nearly over, but what I learned along the way and the bonds that were formed, will surely be things that will live on with me in the future.
I wish all of my fellow staff, those who will be graduating with me, and those who will be continuing to spread the news of The Lebanon Cedar Times in their upcoming high school years, best wishes and the best of luck in achieving their biggest dreams, goals, desires and aspirations. I am now officially passing my figurative editorial torch for The Lebanon Cedar Times, to my fellow staff member, Kiaya Sechrest. Kiaya has displayed integrity and determination as she crafts her articles, and I have no doubt that as I leave, she will continue to lead the paper to prosperous things.