Senior Send-off

Our Pow Wow seniors share their experiences and future plans

Madison Clark

Today is the last day of senior year. This is an emotional time for many students, but it is also a time to celebrate this school and the experiences that have brought us together. The Pow Wow has been a creative space where our seniors have been able to use their voices. As we send off our seniors into the world, they have shared their final thoughts with you!

Madison Clark –

As I approach the end of my senior year, I have had time to look back on my favorite memories, but I have also been able to look forward to the future. The students and teachers here have helped me learn and grow into a version of myself that I am proud to know. I have been challenged to learn and grow, and these are lessons that I will take with me wherever I go. I have created friendships that have been fulfilling and made my time here enjoyable. Even though it can be difficult to accept that we are moving on, I am happy to be in a position where I am excited about what the future will bring.

Abigail Casey –

Throughout my time at BSHS, I have been very lucky to have made meaningful relationships with both students and staff that have helped shape me into the person I am today. They have helped me grow into my personality and taught me how to move through the world with my best foot forward. I am excited to take the things I have learned from them to start the next chapter of my life. I will never forget my time at BSHS, but I cannot wait for the future that is ahead, and I am excited to start my life as a Jayhawk. Thank you BSHS for giving me this experience. 

Alex Chairez –

Before you do anything, say anything, or follow anything, ask yourself one question: Who are you doing this for? We waste our lives living for someone else. It’s either parents forcing us to do things at school you have no interest in, or “friends” who walk all over you and make you submit to them. If you just let it happen, by the time you realize it, it’s too late and these past 4 years have been a waste. No one is happy not speaking their mind. If you are unhappy or dissatisfied, why be afraid to say it? Yes, being polite and mature is important, but if people are calling you rude because you are saying what you want and advocating for yourself, then those people feel like you don’t deserve that happiness. You are in high school for yourself, no one else, so you decide how it is going to be. And if people you thought were your friends don’t like you, find someone who accepts you as your true self. “People have thrown dirt on my name, others have given me flowers. It’s all a garden to me.”

Landen Hill –

My high school experience was a really good high school experience. At the end of my freshman year, the covid-19 pandemic hit and we had to cut out school year short. Fast forward to sophomore year, we were barely in school but we made the most of it when we were in school. We were able to go back to school full-time junior year and it was really nice to be back in school and be able to hang out with friends. Lastly, my senior year has probably been the best year. this year has gone by so fast and I am happy but sad to be leaving.

Jenna Knight –

The end of high school is a significant milestone in one’s life. It marks the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one. For many, it’s a time of mixed emotions, as they prepare to leave behind the friends and memories they’ve made over the years. Personally, I had a great high school experience. I created my own atmosphere by joining clubs and sports I enjoyed and having friends I loved. After high school, I plan on attending Johnson County Community College on a soccer scholarship majoring in Biochemistry. There’s a sense of excitement and anticipation for what’s to come, but also a sense of uncertainty and fear of the unknown, but I’m ready. Goodbye, Bonner Springs High School!

Liam Prentice –

The four years at BSHS went by very fast. I wouldn’t take your time for granted because of how fast it actually ends. From the sports to the faculty, BSHS was very memorable. As much as I will probably miss it, I’m also excited about the new chapter in life. People need to enjoy high school as it lasts because soon enough it’ll be a new class walking the stage telling the underclassmen the same thing I’m saying.

Mia Smith –

During my time at Bonner Springs High School, I have had so many great teachers. These teachers have prepared me for the future, and I have used my time in high school to prepare myself as well. After graduation, I plan to attend the University of Kansas. I will be a Human Biology major pursuing a career in neuroscience. I hope I will be able to take the lessons I have learned in high school with me to college.


Thank you to the students and staff at Bonner Springs High School who have made our high school experience worthwhile. We are proud to be Brave!