Taking off on a new flight

By Benjamin Eyman, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Hello, Mountlake Terrace! My name is Benjamin Eyman, and I am one of the co-Editors-in-Chief for the 2018-2019 school year. Along with my partner, Annika Prom, we have lots of plans for this upcoming school year. But, before we start next year, we have this school year to finish. We have had a lot happen this year and over the past week, and this caused me to think. First, we must address the elephant in the room – the scare that occurred on Thursday, June 7 shook many of us to the core. As a school and as a community, we must come together and support one another in this difficult time, especially as the news of others who suffered the same abhorrent situation – or worse – fill the news. We must help each other heal. Most importantly, we must say thank you to the people that have helped us grow and learn over our years here that will be leaving us soon. These seniors greeted us as LINK Leaders, friends and mentors alike as we were first coming to grips with the realities of high school. I know that we, the editors and staff of the Hawkeye wouldn’t be the same – or as good as journalists – if we hadn’t had the support of the editors and staff that have since graduated that taught us and helped us improve our skills. And I am sure that the positive influence of the seniors is not limited to here within the confines of the Hawkeye. Every club needs leadership, and the seniors, with their maturity and experience, helped provide us. They brought us all together, despite our disagreements – and we all have them. We all have our differences, we all take different classes, we have different friends and we have different lifestyles. But we all have one thing in common: we are all Hawks. As we finish out the next few weeks and continue on in our lives, let’s not forget that we’re all in this together, we all attend this school, we all will graduate together, and we’ll fly together, from this year, into the next one, and beyond.