As the second semester has begun and shades of spring become increasingly apparent, events at Granby Memorial High School are beginning to signify a shift in the yearly calendar as well. GMHS’ vast assortment of student clubs, activities, and athletic teams have all devoted countless hours to perfecting their craft in anticipation of the busy, competitive March which awaits them.
I can still remember the day vividly—I came from school a happy 10-year-old kid. I threw my backpack on the ground and ran upstairs to write in my baby blue journal. However, when I opened my desk drawer, I saw that it wasn’t there.
Imagine being a 10-year-old trekking through 1,000 miles of desert without your friends, family or supplies. You don’t know what the future holds for you, whether that may be crossing the crocodile-infested Gobi River or having to avoid being caught in the middle of gunfire.
Maya Angelou once said: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song”. Like a bird who never clipped its wings, Angelou soared above the clouds to become a rainbow in many people’s lives. Through her poems and speeches, she uplifted an entire generation and her legacy continues on.