South should continue Senior Decision Day

Audrey MacGillis '25, Staff Writer

After four long years, through the highs and lows of 720 days of school, seniors are finally able to celebrate the accomplishments of their high school career. Decision day is a bittersweet but exciting moment for high school seniors. Gathered on the front lawn, they are able to share with each other what the next couple years of their lives will look like and seal the stories of the past four.

While the high school experience is often glamourized in film and television, I’d instead compare it to something out of a horror movie. How I’d put it: it’s an emotional rollercoaster that can never seem to get its breaks to work. Four long years of nothing but stress, anxiety and the longing for summer break. As a current sophomore, there’s nothing I look forward to more than graduating high school. I have “senioritis,” as people call it, only two years early, yet I know I’m one of many.

Decision Day is a way to celebrate the triumphs of making it through high school. No matter what future path you are taking, there’s a reason to stop and relish the moment. It’s not about whether you’re going to a more prestigious school than someone else, if you’re taking a different path or what scholarships you got; it’s merely about shining a light on the accomplishments made through the past four years.

It’s truly the one day of the year where everybody gets to shine in their own moment. Everybody is there for one reason and one reason only– to commemorate what they’ve been through and to celebrate what’s yet to come. It not only brings friends closer together but also the whole student body. There’s no pedestal to try and be on top of–that everybody gets to be on the same playing field and honor their achievements.
While many may disagree, decision day is one that honors all students in their own way, something that should not be taken away. South’s participation in the event is more than just a gathering on the front lawn with smiles and pictures, but rather something more valuable, bringing together the whole Grosse Pointe community.