Letter: A senior's thoughts on a year cut short

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To the Editor:

Dear Arlington Class of 2020,

Our luck has never been good. From not going to Boston in fifth grade or New York City in sixth. The switch for a new start of our lives. Best of luck to everyone on their personal plans for the future. We are strong and this won't be the end of the struggles life throws ahead of us.

I don't think the seniors of 2020 were really prepared when we were juniors saying, "OMG, I'm a senior, I can't wait," and then we were all told it goes faster than you think ... well, I guess you guys were right. It's really over.

If you're not a senior, take the next year and embrace every second you have in the building for the seniors who were cut short, because this feeling is sad and indescribable. Goodbye, AMHS.

And that's all, folks. Sports at AMHS are officially over for me. Thanks, everyone who has supported me through the past four years. And thank you, Todd Wilkins, for allowing me to be myself on and off the field. I'll never forget the championship and I'll never forget the brotherhood and family that comes along with it.

Matthew Ritchie,




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