A simple reminder in La Cueva’s concourse that the school year is very close to being done. Photo by author.

Every year in high school is special. The memories shared between you and your friends and the truly unforgettable events. The 2016-2017 school year for La Cueva was filled with lows and highs. Counting football games, a student performance of The Little Mermaid, and state titles to represent the school has made this year all together unforgettable.  Not only will our graduating seniors find something memorable about their final days, but each student has a special memory from this year.  With the highs also come lows.

La Cueva’s swim team, stationed to take the state title, fell short to Academy.  Also, volleyball’s reigning champs of  La Cueva could not maintain their seat on the throne.

On a lighter note La Cueva’s  Main Street and Fifth Ave. were able to rise to the occasion and sing their way to the top. Senior athlete Josh Woisin left his high school football and wrestling career with big shoes to fill. He is a New Mexico state wrestling champ and a committed  UNM Lobo for football.

For the drama club they will be missing one of their most dynamic actresses Clair Lambert. She has made quite the impression with the thespian club.

La Cueva Softball was recently ranked as 13th in the nation and La Cueva baseball was ranked 41st in the nation. Both sports had an amazing season that they hope to continue with a state title.

La Cueva was fortunate enough to have a little pop of art around the school with the tape murals created by students. Homecoming’s vibrant decorations with an “Around the World” theme was a wonderful foreshadowing for the UNESCO International Night. Cultures immersed in one another makes for a dazzling night.

DECA had the opportunity to participate in a national convention in Anaheim,Ca. They represented La Cueva well. Through academics and athletics La Cueva had a successful year.

Many students look forward to next year for different reasons. Juniors are excited for their last year. And freshmen are excited to start driving. But for seniors after May 17th they start their full adult lives. They get the joys of being in the real world and experiencing bigger and better things beyond high school. Some will continue on to college and others will start working. Either way it is a rude awaking into the real world.

This can be a scary thought to some seniors. Others have their path set and can’t wait to end the year. Ready or not the end of the year is closing in for all students. And 2016-2017 will be in our minds and memories for years to come.