My Senior Year in a Nutshell

My Senior Year in a Nutshell

Nadiya Romo

Here is one of my senior photos taken by Susan Roth Photography!


They say when you get to your senior year, that it flies by and the next thing you know, you are walking the stage. I didn’t realize this was true until graduation was less than 10 days away. I never thought I would make it to graduation but here I am. This year flew by faster than any other year. But I am going to break it down. 


The year started out with applying to college. It was the most stressed I have ever been. It was so scary to know that one of these colleges would determine my future. I applied to almost 25 colleges. I wanted options so when it came to decide, I didn’t have any regrets. I was planning on going to college in Florida. More specifically, FSU and UF. These are the top schools in Florida and it was everything I wanted. Well what I thought I wanted… 


Long story short, I am committed to Louisiana State University (LSU) and will be studying criminology in the fall. My current career goal is to become an FBI agent. However, I have a strong passion for football. I plan on taking some broadcasting classes to dip my toes in the water. I want to see if pursuing a career in broadcasting is something I want to do. Another dream of mine is to be an NFL reporter. I am excited to see where I end up. 


Senior year was quite fun. It was the first year of freedom and fun. It was the first year that I felt like I belonged at Horizon. I found my ground and was thriving. I learned a lot of lessons but also experienced many great things. I am forever grateful for all of the memories that Horizon gave me. I never thought I would say this but I am sad to leave high school. You never know what you had at the moment until it is gone. I will miss football games, basketball games, prom, and lunch hours with friends. I will miss it all. I wish I didn’t focus on growing up so much but instead enjoyed being a teenager. 


One of the best parts of my senior year was being one of the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper. Writing has been one of my passions since I was little. I have been in Journalism for the past three years at Horizon. It has been my favorite class. I am so grateful to have such an amazing teacher Ms. de Paz. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your editor-in-chief. I will miss journalism. Signing out!