Senior Perspectives: Emily Lewis

“The best four years of your life”, everyone’s generic answer when asked what they thought of high school. That’s what my parents told me right before I entered Cherry Hill East as a freshman. Now four years later I am preparing to go away to college in four months, and my parents are telling me the same thing about college. As my senior year comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on all the experiences I was able to have throughout high school.

Cherry Hill East has allowed me to open up and get myself out of my comfort zone in every way possible. Never in a million years did I think I would run the steeplechase, but thanks to my dedication to the track team I was allowed to run the steeplechase in the Rowan Open track meet. Track has showed me that even when I think I’ve been pushed to my max, I still have some fight in me. The Cherry Hill East Marching Band has allowed me to multitask on an extreme level. Marching and playing at the same time is a lot harder than it looks. I was also lucky enough to be the Drum Major of the Marching Band, this taught me many leadership skills, as well as compromising skills. Finally, Habitat for Humanity has allowed me to experience poverty first hand. This organization made me realize how much I care about helping others. Through these activities, I found my niche at Cherry Hill East and that is what made my experience here so incredible. 

Cherry Hill East can be intimidating to an incoming freshman, but with the help of all the clubs and activities East has to offer, and intimidating school turns into a home. Thank you Cherry Hill East for everything, and I hope everyone else can find their “home” within East.