Students celebrate New Year’s

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Students celebrate New Year’s

Students celebrate the new year in a variety of ways.

Students celebrate the new year in a variety of ways.

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Students celebrate the new year in a variety of ways.

IMAGE / Wikimedia Commons

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Students celebrate the new year in a variety of ways.

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As the year trickles to an end, a new year begins.

Celebration of the new year allows people to reminisce about the past, appreciate the present, and ponder the future.

In this article, four students share their New Year’s Day traditions.

Brooklyn Willhoite

What is your New Year’s resolution for 2020?

Sophomore Brookyn Willhoite hopes to improve others’ lives in the coming year.

“My New Year’s resolution is to do more acts of kindness for others,” Willhoite said.

What is your New Year’s tradition?

Willhoite spends time with her family during the holiday.

“Me and my family hang out and watch the ball drop together at out house,” Willhoite said.

What is your reflection of this year?

Willhoite gained friends and fufilled goals.

“I met a lot of new friends,” Willhoite said, “and I pushed myself to be better.”

Eric Rhodes

What is your New Year’s resolution for 2020?

Sophomore Eric Rhodes hopes to improve his work ethic at school.

“(I hope to) complete all my homework from school,” Rhodes said, “especially my homework in Algebra II and Spanish because I sometimes forget.”

What is your New Year’s tradition?

Rhodes tends to have a humble New Year’s.

“I stay home and party,” Rhodes said. “My house is mostly calm around New Year’s Day except for little kids running around.”

What is your reflection of this year?

Rhodes had an unpredictable year.

“It was a great year with a few ups and downs,” Rhodes said. “From the loss of Mr.Councilor to gaining new friends — even a best friend — this year was a wild rollercoaster.”

Josiah Trzil

What is your New Year’s resolution for 2020?

Junior Josiah Trizl wants to eat healthier.

“My New Year’s resolution is to stop eating so much junk food,” Trzil said.

What is your New Year’s tradition?

Trizl stays up late, anticipating the start of the new year.

“Traditionally for New Year’s I stay up until midnight with my family to watch the ball drop and drink root beer floats,” Trzil said.

What is your reflection of this year?

Trizl wished he was more aware of those who weren’t there for him.

“Looking back on this year,” Trzil said. “I wish I would have not tried to please people who really didn’t care about me at all.”

Laura Kendrick

What is your New Year’s resolution for 2020?

Senior Laura Kendrick hopes to focus on herself more.

“My New Year’s resolution would be to think more about myself and what’s best for me,” Kendrick said. “I tend to worry about others too much and forget about things I need to do to better myself in the future.”

What is your New Year’s tradition?

Kendrick mingles with family during New Year’s.

“I don’t really have a tradition, but my family always ends up watching the ball drop and sitting in our living room watching the different performances they have going on before and afterwards,” Kendrick said. “Occasionally we go to my cousin’s house and spend it with them so that’s always fun.”

What is your reflection of this year?

Kendrick learned and grew from this year.

“For me this year was amazing and full of a lot of learning about myself and others,” Kendrick said. “Unfortunately, we’ve lost a ton of good people both and school and in my personal life but those things have only made me stronger. I grew a lot as a person this year and I’m excited for my future and to be starting college in the fall.”