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High school not so bad afterall

I am a senior at Federal Way High School preparing to graduate in three months –– although, when I take a look at what the world is coming to, I am not ready to leave high school and face the real world.

Right now you can see the impacts of Sept. 11 with all of the budget cuts. Schools are getting less money, Boeing has had to lay off large amounts of their employees, and it is hard for anyone to find a job right now. What hope does this give the seniors who are leaving school and heading out into the working world, or those who are off to college? Who wants to leave high school and face the world’s economic problems? All of these problems leave no hope for the young people getting ready to face the world.

Everyone always talks about having the world be a better place for our kids. They even try to blame kids for some of the problems we are now facing. Yet, the world isn’t a better place for those seniors preparing to run out into it. I would have rather been born 10 years earlier, just so I can have a better world to start out in.

So, instead of saying that the adults were trying to make the world a better place, they really were trying to make it worse off for us. What will the world be like when my children are getting ready to graduate from high school?

Maureen E. Opheikens

Federal Way

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