ANAHI AGUILAR - SWOSU, health science/pre-med To my future self/who I plan to be: Remember that change can be good and it is a part of life. As your life changes, know that God never will and He will not change His mind about you. Your plans will not always go the way you want them to and that is okay; trust the Lord and the path that you’re on. You have a purpose and exactly where you are in life is exactly where you’re supposed to be. Don’t be content with being average...be better, work harder, be great. As you work your way through college and life don’t forget where you came from and who has helped you up until now. Stay true to yourself, to those around you, and always remain focused. You got this and know that what you work for is what you will get, therefore work hard everyday, one day you will thank yourself for it.
TYLER BROWN - Wyotech, diesel engineering and tech. To my high school freshman self, your life is going to change drastically. You're going to grow and mature as a human being. It's going to be tough at first but you're going to make it. Right now you think you're great at sports, Nah dawg, you suck at them but you will be good at them eventually. Stay focused in Ms. James class, it will reduce your stress level. The friends you have now will change and you might lose some and you will gain some, but that is life. The main thing to remember is to do your homework. You will graduate high school no matter how many people thought you wouldn't at times. You made it, you endured, and you conquered.
CARTER CRABTREE - WTA&MU, plant and soil sciences If I could write a letter to my freshman self I would say “have fun and don’t worry about the things you can’t control. It goes by quickly so take advantage of the opportunities you have. Play sports, join the clubs and organizations, because you will make many memories that will last forever. Your passion will still be farming, but you will find that friends and family will also bring you enjoyment through the years. You grow out of your chunky stage, but the girls won’t notice, no worries though; you are headed to West Texas and like they say ‘everything is bigger and badder in Texas!’”
BRADEN COOK - Lamar Community College, Dear freshman Braden, high school sadly is not all that you thought it would turn out to be. There will be times that you want to give up, but you can't for two reasons. Reason one is because apparently you “need” a high school diploma to be successful, but the other reason is that believe it or not high school is a good place to make friends and learn a lot along the way. There are some things about high school that you will love though, like being able to see your friends almost every day and cruising around with them at lunch. Pay attention to everything you do and don't trust people that do not deserve it. You will have to work for everything and nothing will ever come easy in life so you might as well learn that pretty soon. There will be a lot of times in your high school career that you don't understand anything that is going on, and just understand that you can get through it, because you have two amazing parents that are behind you to support you every step of the way. Nothing is out of your reach in life, there are so many possibilities for your life. You can do anything as long as you apply yourself and learn to the best of your ability. There's been people who tell me that we got a good head on our shoulders, and I know that's hard to believe sometimes but it's true. It is true because you put others before yourself but you also don't care about what people think of you because you know who you are but most importantly God knows who you are and he knows your heart. Freshman year will be one of the longest school years of your life because you are trying to get used to being in high school and you are getting close to having to grow up and start planning for your future. Hate to kill your dreams but your plans will change a lot by the time you hit senior year in the last nine weeks. One thing I wish that I knew going into freshman year is that it's not the same as jr high. First off it is a lot more fun than jr high because there is so much more you can do. Whether that be sports, or clubs, but the one that you will find the best skill in is trap shooting. You will grow to love it and you will find a great want to be good. That is how you should view life, knowing that you will have bad days and that you will have good days. The thing is you have to make the decision to get up the next morning and bring the attitude of wanting to be great, because i know that we can be great in this life in everything we do. The moment that you don't think you can do it is the moment you are right. You have to keep a mindset of believing in yourself and that you can achieve your goals. Find motivation in yourself knowing that you have the ability to do anything, but most of all find motivation in God. Because he holds the universe and nothing happens without him knowing. The main thing that I am trying to explain in this letter, is that you can't stop, you can't give up, you have to keep moving forward and you need to keep your head up. The moment that you let your head hang in defeat is the moment that life will cut you down and it will make you feel like you are nothing. You are something, you mean something to some people in this life, you mean something to your parents. So what you can do is get up every morning ready to attack the day and be ready to face your problems head on and never lose faith in God.
SIARRA DADISMAN - OSU, recreational therapy To my future self, thank you for striving your best in all that you have done and staying the course. Never lose your work ethic and always do what it takes to succeed. You have continually grown in your faith, but never be content in where you are; continually strive to know Jesus more than you did the day before. One thing I want to encourage you on is embracing change in your life because it is promised. It is okay to be anxious or nervous, but the unknown of the future is what is exciting. Forget your fear and look forward to the possibilities of what could be.
ALEX LOYA - High Plains Tech Center, automotive tech Dear, future self
There you go, you finished high school. You have made it a long way and now you will be experiencing the real world. Everything that you accomplished in life so far is amazing. When you go off by yourself, all you have to do is believe and have the mental focus. There will be challenges along the way as you are getting started alone. Make the best of yourself and explore the world.
JOSELIN MARTINEZ - Garden City Community College, finance To my high school freshman self, You barely entered high school and you are already excited for life after graduation. The years go by quickly just how you wanted. When the time gets here, you will regret thinking so much about the future that you never enjoyed the present. There are a lot of unfortunate events that occur throughout your college decisions. Growing up and venturing into the world on your own is exciting, but it is also scary. Not everything is going to turn out how you are planning. Throughout the next couple of years you will endure a lot. There will be countless nights that you will be awake for because your thoughts are always racing. The amount of mental breakdowns you have will eventually dwindle. You will find yourself in a better mental state as you realize that not everything is going to be perfect. Things always happen for a reason. You just let life ride it's’ course. You will become more carefree about certain things. You will learn that you have control of your own happiness. Take advantage of the last few years of being a child, because life hits harder than your mom does
GABRIEL MILLICAN -OTC in Tulsa, ASE certified mechanic To: My freshman self The main thing I want to tell you is stay strong, keep lifting, and always give all the glory to God. Keep your head up and strive for not only the best in sports, but the best grades as well. Remember to go and give it your all in every football game and at every track meet. It really does go by quickly in those spikes and cleats. One more thing, I want to tell you is that a virus called Covid 19 is going to hit your junior year and cause a global pandemic . Do not worry because us Boise City folks brush it off like it was nothing. The best advice I can give is still stock up on tissues, and never give up a chance to give it your all and make a memory.
ERICK MUNOZ - Autry Tech, plumbing and well tapping Dear future self, I hope you are successful. I just want to let you know to keep your head up there's always going to be a bad day you're not going to want to get out of bed, or a time you may not want to go to school or work but everyone has one of those days so you're going to have to push through it. You really can't mess this up Erick, you're not even going to have to worry about paying for your college. That's one thing you don't have to worry about so just do what you have to do to be successful. My advice to my future self is keep our head up and grind it out it will all be worth it at the end.
YAHIR NIETO - Garden City Community College, auto tech. Dear Future Self, Don’t lose sight. God will put many challenges in your way to test you like he always has. I know you’ll get through them though. I hope to see you live out everything that you’ve planned for, and the only thing I pray is that you don’t ever give up on that dream. Besides, nobody can stop you if you want it bad enough. That, and you’ve worked too hard to get to where your at to just give up because somebody doesn’t like what you're doing. Their dream for you will never be YOUR dream for you. They want you to be the same as them, they don’t want to see you successful.
CONRAD ODELL - High Plains Tech Center, carpentry Dear Future Conrad. I hope you learned a lot in trade school, I know you're working hard but all that hard work is about to pay off because no matter what the lumber prices do, no matter how hard the hard times get, at the end of the day there will be your wife and your community waiting for you back home. Best of luck, I’ll see you in a couple years.
NAILEA ORTEGA - SWOSU, health sciences Things I want my future self to know. It is okay to not have it all together. I hope that ten years by now you realize that life is so much more than what you can imagine. In the future, I want myself to know that it is okay to take a break and not have everything together. As I am growing up, I realize that you have to have equal amounts of work and free time. It does a person no good to constantly work when you find no joy in what you are doing. Most importantly, I hope that years from now, I still continue to be amazed by the wonders of God. He has shown me such great moments and I hope that I can learn to be more present in those moments. I also hope my future self grows at least an inch, is that too much to hope for?
ANGELINA PEREZ - SNU, pediatric psychiatry To my high school freshman self, improve your confidence, do not worry about what people have to say or what they think. There is one thing you need to know is to put your mind to your classes and do not focus on everybody else. Focus on YOU these are the prime years to focus and turn everything in, be on time, go to every class, and last but not least cut down the attitude not everyone is out to get you. It is okay, I promise you will make it through to the end if you just push through the drama and obstacles called life. I just want you to know that I am so proud of you for accomplishing it. I know it is hard right now but it will get better, people will come and go and that's okay because the people that stay are worth the fight. Keep your faith in God because if you do He will bring you the best things he has to offer. Also, stay keeping your brothers in check. They may act like they do not need you but they need you the most right now before you leave, they look up to you. Once you are about to leave for college you will start to miss the chances you did not take and you will start to realize that it will be hard but you will make it through. Stay strong and follow through you got this!!!
RAYLEE SOELL - Lamar Community College, vet tech. Dear Freshman self, I love you but you’re not my favorite. You like to be loud and annoying, but somehow you’re funny and people like your personality. You have an awful, full face of acne and you think high school is a big deal when in reality, it's not. Don’t be so unsure about growing up because you are, and fast. Slow down and enjoy more, take a break. If you don’t like doing something then don’t do it. I’m here to tell you that you can do anything that you set your mind to. It’s alright to show emotion and it’s okay but live life like you always have, but you should be more responsible and take more time to work hard in school. If you do well in school you can get more opportunities and scholarships. Don’t worry what others say because regardless they will say what they want anyways. Work hard and go out of your way to do the next best thing. Stick up for people who need help. Listen to that burning feel in your stomach. Don’t regret anything and do the most of everything. There's really no reason to be sad and there are people that love you, I promise. Because those people love you, you should love back. Trust your gut and don’t be so gullible to life. Most importantly love your God and always choose him, no matter what. He can get you through anything.
AIMEE TORRES - SWOSU, psychology and child development To my high school freshman self, when you are told high school goes by fast, believe it. High school will be some of the best times of your life being I only lived 18 years, but will go by in the blink of an eye so enjoy every bit of it. The excitement you felt the first day of freshman year, carry it with you for the rest of high school. Take pride in your school and be proud of all you accomplish in the future. Soak in every piece of positive advice given to you and use it in your everyday life. Being a senior now, I want you to know not everyone is going to like you, and that is okay. People come and go in our lives so be careful who you trust. As I am about to graduate high school, I leave you with this last piece of advice, PRAY. When facing problems, fall back onto the Lord. Be strong in your faith. Have the best four years of your life lil’ Aime
PAUL TRANTHAM - Helena, Montana trade school, taxidermy and tanning If I could write a letter and send it back in time to myself at 15, I would prove it’s me, by saying your 8th grade song with the boys was T and B. I would tell you, I know it’s tough when you break up after four months and I know you really liked her and it just does not seem fair. All I will say is pain like that is fast and it’s rare. You have so much going for you but I know at 15, it is hard to see past Friday night. She wasn’t right for you and still you feel like there's a knife sticking out of your back and you're wondering if you’ll survive. You’ll make it through this trust me. At the four-way stop, at Sebastian house, always look both ways before you go through it. Don't just go through it. When you go to the lake, with Trenton and Braden, make sure the tank is full because it was a close one. When it becomes two-a-days during football season, go all out. You are going to love the game against Corn Bible, also make sure your feet are shoulder width apart when you are deadlifting for the last time. You will save yourself a lot of pain. Each and every time you have a fight just assume you are wrong and dad is right. You should really thank Mrs. Prather, she spent so much extra time on you. It’s like she sees a diamond underneath and she’s polishing you until you shine. You’ve got so much up ahead and you’ll make new friends. You should see the girl you are talking to right now. I’d end by saying have no fear on and off the field these are the best years of your life. I guess I will see you in the mirror when you’re a Senior. P.S. go hug James Wade every chance you can.
STRAN WAGNER - OSU, mechanical engineering
KAYLEE WOOLMAN - OPSU track and field, marketing and communications To my high school freshman self,
If I could return to the first of my high school career, there are some things that I would change. For one I would focus harder on school work and actually strive to be the best I could possibly be academically. I would make sure that whatever I turned in, I took my time and did my best on. Looking back now I wish that I would have done these things so I could have a higher GPA, be involved in NHS, and also would have been able to take college classes this year and help put me a step ahead in life. Another thing that I would change if I could go back and change it, is appreciating the small things. As I am getting older I am realizing how much I have enjoyed high school and how much I am going to miss it. Taking advantage of sports and friendships and so many others things, my junior year helped me realize that the small things matter and this time is precious so enjoy it while it is here. Boise City High School has been a blessing to attend here my whole life, I have learned much, accomplished many, and will most definitely miss high school.
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