As high school comes to an end, seniors are asked to write one singular line of text by which their peers will remember them: their senior quote. Picking something so definite can be challenging to find inspiration or an answer to.
A good source to get inspiration from would be a role model. This person could be a relative, friend, teacher, celebrity, or for senior Haelee Angelico, one of the world’s greatest baseball players, Babe Ruth.
“Pretty much all of my life revolves around softball,” Angelico said.
So for her to pick the quote, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game,” by Babe Ruth, hits close to home.
“I learned this quote and lived by it for most of my life,” Angelico said. “My father always repeated it to me.”
Another place to look for inspiration could be entertainment, like a TV show or movie. The reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is where senior Phoebe Coplin found her senior quote, the iconic line, “Kim, there’s people that are dying.”
As a very Covid safe person, Coplin felt that this quote fit how our generation has been acting during these times.
“It’s about people who care more about going out and traveling during this pandemic,” Coplin said.
Using a quote from a friend in the yearbook can also be a way to signify a lasting friendship.
Caroline Figueroa chose the quote, “Those who deserve the sun get the most rain, but you must see rain before you can see a rainbow,” which was inspired by her best friend Olivia Bradley.
“This quote means a lot to me because everyone is facing so much hardship, but at the end of the day we are going to come out stronger,” Figueroa said. “Olivia is one of the strongest people I know, and she helped me get through a rough patch so I just knew she had to be my inspiration.”
Caroline hopes that this quote will motivate others to realize that there is a lot that’s going to happen in life, but everything will just make people stronger.