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Underclass students bid seniors Farewell


To the Class of 2024: We hate to see you go, but thanks for the memories!

From: Anna Barnes (11) TO: Allie Randall

Have the best time at college and try to be on time to those classes. Me and Scooters will miss you. I love you!

From: Kaleigh Stamper (11) TO: Hudsen Bishop, Jackson Reese,  Sam Steele, & Blake Gladson

Thank you all for being a good friend! Hope college is fun! Please be safe!

From: Sydney Ely (11) TO: Hudsen Bishop, Jackson Reese,  Sam Steele, & Blake Gladson

Thanks for all the endless memories. Make the most of college and have fun. Also please just be safe.

From: Cole Horn (11) TO: Owen Rainey

I have thoroughly enjoyed our years in Smoke Signals, soccer, and high school together. I will miss you next year while you are at EKU, but I know you will be successful. I love you bro and I will always text you when West Ham beats Arsenal!

From: Ella Mattingly (11) TO: Zach Ross

I don’t even know where to start; first of all I just want to say thank you. You’ve been nothing but a big brother to me in high school and I’ve been forever grateful for how you’ve taken me under your wing. I’ll forever miss our mock trial days, thank you for being my other Dusty Lawerence!

From: Abbey Sparks (10) TO: John Gamble

You were an amazing friend, basically like my brother. Having you in my life was awesome. I wish you much success.

From: Tanner Rivers (10) TO: Joby Mitmesser, Eli Roach, & Clay Turley

I love you all and I will miss you and the awesome and crazy memories we have together. Going to church trips and hanging out at the RAC has been some of the best times and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Don’t let college change you.

From: Heidi Castle (10) TO: Sydney Herringshaw

You have been my 4-H lifeline, my ride to countless meetings, my support, someone I can always talk to, and my role model. I hope your path is full of success, joy, and fulfillment. Thank you for your guidance and inspiration. As the 4-H song goes, it’s just goodnight and not goodbye.

From: Heiraelle Osborne (10) TO: Alexus Brock, Hannah Platt, Keenan Robinson, Kai Veal, Maddox Hughbanks, Morgan Otte

You can be the funniest person sometimes, and I will always be grateful for knowing you. In school and out, you have been a great friend. You are headstrong and I hope whatever you choose to do, it makes you happy.

From: DaZyre Hooten (10) TO: Baylee King

I just wanna say thank you Baylee for being such an amazing classmate. I look up to you a lot, you have shown me how to be a better person and how to be more confident. I hope you do great things. I love you.

From: Simone Anangono (9) TO: Ella Maples

I know we aren’t super close but I hope you succeed in everything you do in life. We will miss you when you graduate. I am so glad to have you a part of our church.

From: Ben McFadden (10) TO: Lochlan Hansel, Neil Wethington, Caden Matthews

I wanted to say thank you for everything that you have done for me over these past 2 years and I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you all. Thank you for being the role models I can always look up to.

From: Mylee Reed (10) TO: Bobby Hampton

It’s never easy to say goodbye to your favorite senior, especially when it’s someone who has been like a big brother to me. The impact you have had on my life is more than words can describe. You’ll always have a special place in my heart!

From: Ariella Grubbs (11) TO: Isaiah Lowry

I am so glad we got to spend this time together, you always make my days a little brighter. I’m so proud of you and how far you’ve come!! You are very loved and I’m going to miss you so much.

From: Cady Johnson (11) TO: Lily Franklin

My Lily bug, I am SO proud of you. I really don’t know how I’m gonna make it here without you, and thinking about it makes me ill. Never forget, I’ll always think you hung the moon, I love you so much!!

From: Anabelle Lucas (11) TO: Maddie Goeing

I am so extremely grateful to have spent the last 17 years being your sidekick. I hate to see you leave but I know you will accomplish many more great things in life.

From: Ashton Galan (11) TO: Adrianna Townsend

You’ve been a great friend and one of my favorite people to walk with. I think you’re going to strive after high school. You just need to believe in yourself. Thank you for all the fun memories!

From: Mileigh Wills (9) TO: Amelia Jones

I look up to you in all that you do, I’m so proud of you and can’t wait to see the amazing things you accomplish. I’m forever your #1 fan and I’ll love you forever.

From: Audrey Saylor (9) TO: Chloe Galloway

I love you so much! I’m gonna miss you. Thanks for everything you’ve done and for being a great leader!

From: Audrey Saylor (9) TO: Alexus Brock

I’m so glad we met each other this year! I love you so much and I’m gonna miss you!

From: Maahi Patel (9) TO: Zach Ross

Ignoring the numerous times I’ve called you a horse and my number one opp, you’re one of my favorite seniors at GRC. Meeting you and getting to know you this year has truly been amazing. You’ve become like an older brother figure to me. All I can really say to you is thank you so much for everything and to not forget me when you’re famous!

From: Maahi Patel (9) TO: Reagan Hayes

I didn’t know I could become so close to one of my best friend’s sisters till I met you. Meeting you and getting closer to you has really been the highlight of my year. You’re truly one of the most sweet and gorgeous people I know. I’m gonna miss you so much next year and I hope you enjoy college!

From: Lydia Chenault (10) TO: Lillian Ballard

You were an amazing captain and we’ll all miss you so much!

From: Garrett Goldhahn (11) TO: Daniel Townsend

Through my years in high school you’ve always been there for everything. Even though it’s all because I bought a Christmas tree while you were working, I have enjoyed the friendship more than anything. From working on our trucks to going to the gym, and everything in between, we’ve done it all and it’s been more enjoyable with you there. My final year of high school will be weird without you but I know you’re onto bigger and better things.

From: Marlee McFadden & Alexis Totty (11) TO:  Blake Gladson, Hudsen Bishop, Sam Steele, & Jackson Reece

Thank you for always being there for us. We’re gonna miss the weekends over at the Bishops with y’all. Hope you all have the best time in college, We’ll miss you!

From: Tressa Thurman (9) TO: Mayra Soto 

I’ll miss your little rants about all those boys and miss talking to you about whatever!

From: Avery Ashcraft (9) TO:  Jordan Thompson

I want to thank you for being such a role model to me. I looked up to you more than anyone last volleyball season and I’m so sad to see you go. I wish you luck in these next chapters of your life!

From: Chason Clark (11) TO: Ty Miller

My Boy! So glad we became friends; you’re like the older brother I never got to have. Much love bro, I got your back forever!

From: Kaitlyn Sidwell (10) TO: Presly Morefield

Thank you for everything you have done for me, for welcoming me to the program last year and hanging out with me at lunch this year. Thank you as well for the cookies and desserts you made and shared; they are always delicious. You have always been my favorite senior, and I hope we can hangout and do rappelling over the summer. I know you are going to do well in life, no matter what you do.

From: Erin Southwood (10)
TO: Brooklyn Christopher

I’m going to miss you so much. You’re like a big sister to me, and I’m so sad you’re leaving me. You will always be my favorite track runner, and my favorite senior.

From: Hannah Lam (9) TO: Ann McCreary

Goodbye, Ann! I’ll miss you so much, even though I’ll see you at family gatherings. I’ll miss riding to school together and seeing you in classes. I hope college treats you well!

From: Litzy Hernández (11) TO: Lillian Ballard & Kasaundra Withrow

I will miss seeing you both at practice. Also I’ll have to find new hotel buddies for the upcoming Marching Band season, which I’m very sad about. I’m so glad I met both of you.

From: Emily Lopez (10) TO: Yuri Lopez

I’m so happy and proud of you. I can’t wait for this new chapter and the many years that we’ll experience together to come. No distance will ever pull us apart, te quiero con todo mi vida y para siempre.

From: Emily Lopez (10) TO:  Gabriella Lopez

I’m so excited to see you grow into an even more beautiful person than you are now. I can’t wait for more memories to cherish forever and our many dreams to come true, te quiero con todo mi vida y para siempre.

From: Lakelyn Hoffman (9) TO: Laura Ross

Thank you for everything you taught me in sports. Love you as our team captain and friend, excited to see what the future holds for you!

From: Zoey Roberts (11) TO: Joshua McCoy

I can’t believe this year is already over, and I can’t believe we’ve been together three months already. I can’t wait to see the person you become, and I know how successful you’ll be. I love you so much, and I’m so proud of you.

From: Emma Sizemore (10) TO: Anthony Spencer

You’re an awesome person and I’m so glad I got to meet you. You make the school days fun. We’ll miss you.

From: Jackson Kincaid (9) TO: Ryan Jackson

I will miss you in Mrs.Wells’ class and in tennis. You have always been nice to me and you’ve also taught me a lot in the tennis world. Hope you have a great college adventure; you will be missed.

From: Saydee Wesley (9) TO: Charlee Wesley

Growing up with Charlee will be something I am forever grateful for. I’m going to miss you so much, I love you Charlee!

From: Nadia Toews (10) TO: Kayla Dixon

I’m going to miss you so much, you’ve played such a huge part in my life over the years. You mean so much to me and I appreciate you and love you so much.

From: Ryan Houchens (9) TO: Jay Ebert

Goodbye, ‘Jaybert’; it was an honor to be able to play on the same team as you and be able to hang out with you. Thank you for always bringing me to any of the games and blasting music with me in the car. I can’t wait to see you play beautifully on the Midway pitch along side the one and only Will Carrington.

From: Ryan Houchens (9) TO: Emmie Rose

Goodbye, Emmie, I hope wherever you go next with your life it’s amazing and worth all the hard work that you have put in. Thank you for always giving me a ride to school and taking me to Starbucks now and then. As much as a hard time that I give you I will miss you next year and our car rides to school.

From: Levi Ross (10) TO: Zach Ross

Thanks for always being a great brother, and always driving me around when I need a ride. I’ll miss you and i know you’ll do great things. I can’t wait to come watch all of your shows.

From: Lennon Smith (10) TO: Liam Parido

I don’t even know where to start. I am thankful for you being my teammate. I hope to see you succeed in college and see you do bigger things!

From: Emma Overton (11) TO:  Clay Turley, Joby Mitmesser, Emmie Rose, Eli Roach & Rylan Graves

Goodbye to the Calvary clan. I will cherish the memories we have made, and will miss the other half of our youth group.

From Mrs. Crosby (A+) TO: GRC Class of 2024

I don’t really qualify to do this, but I have the login so I can do what I want. Class of 2024, you are EPIC! You’re already great; go be even greater!

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