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Farewell High School – Hello College Life

Blogging for The Patch and working on my school newspaper has given me a unique opportunity through my senior year and I will be carrying the experience through to my journey at Bloomsburg University.

“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made.” -Anonymous

This is the quote that opened my first blog post on the Patch. When I wrote it then, the future was senior year. As I write it now, the future is so much more. The future is the world, anything I want it to be. I have officially graduated West Morris Central High School and am moving forward to college, where I will begin a new chapter of my life.

I will be attending Bloomsburg University studying Mass Communications and Journalism. Between blogging on the Patch every week and working on the school newspaper this year, I have discovered my love for journalism and the world of news and press. I am excited to continue my journey through the journalism world at Bloomsburg, where they have a great Mass Communications program.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Patch for allowing me to blog every week about school and community happenings. Without this experience, I may not have the same dreams as I do now.

My four years at West Morris High School have been priceless and while it is sad to leave, I will take the memories with me everywhere I go and will use everything I have learned as I continue on. Through everything I have accomplished these four years I have truly learned the most valuable lesson in my opinion: always believe in yourself. I have learned that if I believe in myself and do my best I can accomplish anything and I will keep this lesson with me in all that I do. In the words of Cynthia Kersey, “Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others have no choice but to believe with you”.

Thank you again to The Long Valley Patch for this opportunity and I hope this will not be the last time you hear my name.  

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Judi June 29, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Michelle you did a great job !!! Good luck in College...
Tom Richar June 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Your whole family is extremely proud of you and what you have accomplished in your life, especially the past few years at WMC. You know you have our unconditional support as you move onto college and we wish you every success in the future.

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