Senior Reflection: Kadence Perez



Senior Kadence Perez outside her 6th period community service class.

There’s so much I could say looking back on my high school years here at PHS. I will start by saying thank you. Thank you to my friends who have always stood by my side through everything. Thank you to my coaches and teammates that I have had through four years at Parkersburg High School and for you guys cracking jokes always and pushing me to be a better runner and being happy with my improvements. Thank you to my teachers who have taught me so much and have been there for me to talk to whenever I needed. You guys have all helped get me to where I am right now, and I am forever grateful and I appreciate it more than anything. Thank you again. 

Through my senior year, I have met a lot of new people and have made new connections with people, such as my freshman community service class which is Mrs. Slone’s 6th period class. They are the funniest group of students ever. I have so many memories with them cracking jokes with me or comparing test scores, trying to one-up me in everything (it never worked). Also talking about track meets, asking for money so they can buy suckers, playing Uno on our free day or just asking for high school advice. I remember at the beginning of the school year they were the most scared and closed off group of students and now they are the most outgoing, goofy group of students ever. Piece of life advice for you guys: never give up even if someone tries to stop you. Keep working hard. I’m proud of the outgoing students you have become! 

Here is some life advice from a high school senior who wishes they got the same advice starting high school. 

– Don’t wait to look at colleges or make that step.  

– Take the harder classes. Don’t settle.

– School first, sports second. 

– Get involved, don’t wait. 

– Stand by your friends. 

– Find your place. 

– Don’t be afraid of anything. 

– Paint your future, don’t let people do it for you. 

– Always have fun.