Awhile back, we asked graduating high school seniors from Salem and western Roanoke County to write their own graduation blurb and we’d use it — and a photo — in an upcoming issue of So Salem. We’d like to say congrats to Jorden Herald of Glenvar High School, who was the first to respond, so we’d like to share what she sent us.
I want to say “THANK YOU” to all my friends, teachers and parents. My early decision to come to Glenvar in the 8th grade was right.
GHS has a special way of accepting people and its like a family inside a community. My desire was to come and play basketball in which I did for 2 years as well as volleyball. But I found my place on the softball team. That experience from making it to states, being honored as a captain, and spending time hashing out conflicts and sharing our hurts has left me with a sense of pride I will never forget.
Being a student here gave me confidence and support in areas of education and sports. My coaches and teachers have confided in me and I in them as well as reeling me in when I needed them.
I have learned so much being here about myself and staying true to who I am. I will miss my classmates, friends, and teachers but I hope to return after playing softball @ Bluefield College to comeback and teach. It will be nice to “come back home”.
BE Blessed Class of 08, we did it!
If you’re a graduating senior from Salem or Glenvar (or live in zip code 24153 and attend a private school or are home-schooled) , send us your blurb — your favorite part of high school, what you’ll be doing next, and a photo — to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll use it in an upcoming issue.