Leave a legacy

Find ways to impact the Terrace community

It’s almost the end of the first quarter and seniors are starting their “well that’s the last time I ever do that” statements.

Your thirteen years of public education are almost over.

You have come full circle, from being made to take a nap in kindergarten to [trying] to stay awake in 5th period. For those who have played in your last athletic competition or are about to act in your last play, or put on your last event for other students, I am sure they are asking themselves ‘where did the time go?’

Well it’s never too late to leave a legacy with your footprints all over it.

You still have plenty of time to get involved in something that helps a fellow student, staff member, or community member in need.

We have numerous staff members and coaches and advisors who have their groups involved in everything from food drives to toiletry drives to blood drives to… you get my point.

Many of you volunteer your time in the community in too many ways to count.

For many of you, these types of things were not on your list of the most memorable things you plan on talking about at your 10 year reunion.

Hold that thought for a moment.

What if it’s something I still remember at my 40 year reunion?

What’s stopping you from being the one who brings in 500 tooth brushes or 500 cans of food?

What’s stopping you from helping a classmate who’s struggling to graduate or an underclassman thinking about dropping out of school all together?

Why not leave a “Maslow’s Legacy”?

I know, here he is talking about some dude named Maslow again. For 20 years it has been the mantra or rallying cry for the MTHS ASB. “Make it to the top of Maslow’s Triangle.” Do things for others without expecting any form of reward.

If you make a difference to one or 100 or 1000 people in the Terrace community without thinking ‘what’s in it for me?’ you will leave a legacy.

This is the name of a new award to be given out at the Moving Up Assembly voted on by both the staff and seniors at MTHS.

I firmly believe it’s something that a senior will use as a stepping stone in their life.

A stepping stone where they continue to help others and have no problem remembering it at their 40th reunion because they are still living it.