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Dragons embrace the new year with New Year’s resolutions and high hopes for 2024

Another year has flown by quickly, and with the coming year comes new resolutions to attempt to fulfill. Lets see what the dragons of Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) have in mind as we join reporter Bailey Basurto and see the students 2024 resolutions.
Mi Nguyen
Another year has flown by quickly, and with the coming year comes new resolutions to attempt to fulfill. Let’s see what the dragons of Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) have in mind as we join reporter Bailey Basurto and see the students’ 2024 resolutions.

With the change in weather and holidays wrapping up, the world prepares to say goodbye to 2023. Memories and life experiences that were made in 2023 are reflected upon as the transition into the new year begins. As per tradition, people all around the world make commitments to what they want to accomplish or wish to see within the new year, also known as New Year’s resolutions. Much like the rest of the world, Foothill Technology High School (Foothill Tech) students reflect on what they’ve felt and what they hope to achieve within the coming year. 

For many, 2023 seems like it was over in the blink of an eye. Amelia Gerk ‘26 puts it simply saying, “I think that this year was very eventful but felt short … I blinked in April and suddenly it was August.” 

As for New Year’s resolutions, Gerk makes her resolution stating, “I have not given resolutions a ton of thought but I’m going to try to be more grateful and appreciate what I have more.” Like many students, Keera Wallace ‘26 participates in the sports as well as the challenging courses at Foothill Tech, so she makes her resolution saying, “I hope to finish the school year strong while balancing academics and sports.”

I always love the November through February season, and I am looking forward to what the new year has to bring to me.

— Aditi Shanbhag ‘25

The first year of high school can be stressful, but with a little under half the academic year finished, freshmen have become more adjusted to the environment and are starting to feel more comfortable in the bustling setting of high school. Emmanuel Takaya ‘27 felt intimidated at Foothill Tech but then has had a change in perspective saying, “It’s obviously been rocky adjusting to a new school … but I am so happy that I chose to go [to Foothill Tech] and look forward to the new year.”

For the class of 2024, they are saying goodbye to the first half of their senior year. With many finalizing college applications and preparing for the next chapter of their lives, they are then given the opportunity to enjoy what they have left in 2024. Cameryn Henuber ‘24 comments on the year ending saying, “2023 coming to a close is kind of crazy in my mind … [it seems like] yesterday I was a freshman and it’s weird to think that I’m going into my graduating year.” 

With college and a new life ahead of him, Leo Pankratz ‘24 has optimism about what life will be like in the upcoming year, saying, “2024 will hopefully be filled with lots of exciting celebrations and meaningful goodbyes as I transfer from high school to college.”

2024 brings anticipation and excitement to the Dragons of Foothill Tech, no matter what they are expecting next year. As 2023 becomes a time of the past, the world moves on from the old into brand new experiences and memories. 

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Bailey Basurto, Reporter
"You can't blame yourself, you just have to blame Mercury, cause it's just hella in retrograde." - Taylor Swift
Mi Nguyen, Illustrator
First-year illustrator. Self proclaimed connoisseur of late night reading.

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