Dear seniors…


Periscope Staff

We asked the teachers of CHS to share their words of wisdom for the class of 2014.


Pursue endeavors you enjoy. Following your passions in life will inevitably lead to success and happiness.



Seniors: In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”  Take every opportunity to try something new and enjoy every day. Congratulations!



Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.



“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

Booker T. Washington

Never give up on your dreams and do what makes YOU happy.



I love quotes.  One of my favorites that has guided me is from Helen Keller.  She said, “the best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”  The catch is in order to feel these things you have to open your heart when there is no reason to open it up.  You have to let things in; not just some people and experiences but all people and experiences.  You never know which will be the moments that touch your heart so you have to be willing to let every moment touch your heart.  Opening up your heart to everything will lead to some pain but the moments of joy greatly outweigh the sorrow.  So everyday give yourself to the moments and you will find the wonder that is life an extraordinary thing.



I think Rachel’s Challenge sums it up well:

  1. Look for the best in others
  2. Dream big
  3. Choose positive influences
  4. Speak with kindness
  5. Start your own chain reaction.


Just some practical advice for those going away to college:

- Everyone’s worried about getting the horrible roommate, including your future roommate. Don’t be that guy.

- When choosing your dorm room style, go for the communal bathroom that you don’t have to clean. Trust me.

– It’ll be the time of your life if you make new friends, work hard and participate in some school club, sport or activity.

Enjoy! I’m so excited for you!


Attitude is half the battle.  There will always be people you don’t agree with or things you don’t want to do, but having a positive attidue will usually make things a little easier to handle.