Well, the wait is finally over! The class of 2022 deadline for enrollment, March 15th, is fast approaching. For many students, it’s time to decide on where they will go to high school! As a high school senior, I’m in the middle of a similar admission process. I’m also going through the stress of events, the panic of asking questions, and of course, the uncertainty when it comes to making the final decision. Since I’ve gone through the process of choosing a high school, I feel more prepared for the college decision process. However, it is bringing back many memories from the time of making my high school decision. Although everyone at Matignon was incredibly welcoming, I was still worried about how I would fit in during my four years here. I’m sure many prospective students feel the same way, but I believe that things will work out!
Now that I’m nearing the end of my four years at Matignon, I can’t imagine myself anywhere else. I can honestly say that Matignon was where I was meant to be, and I’m so thankful I made the decision to enroll. Matignon has allowed me to grow into the person I am, a person I’m proud to be. I’m not sure I would be able to have this same experience in another school. I was able to grow out of my shell and discover my passions, make friends, and explore opportunities.
I know that saying Matignon is a family sounds cheesy, and like something we say just to make our school sound better. However, it’s not just empty words. Matignon is a close-knit community, and we support each other during good times and bad. The good times never seem to stop, from dances to athletic events and performances. There are bad times too of course, but I’ve seen the incredible support we offer each other through exam stress and other personal issues.
Leaving Matignon is going to be hard, but I know I can handle anything in the future because this school has prepared me. My heart will always be green and gold, and I will always be a warrior. Matignon has shaped me into a capable, educated person who is comfortable in her own skin. I hope to find a second home and a second family in college like the one I’ve had here.
To all prospective students, good luck with your decision. If you even think that Matignon might be the right place for you, I hope you decide to enroll!
by Ava Berarducci