The SeaLu Perspective, by Robert Leslie
Ever wondered what Seattle Lutheran is like for another person? Especially someone that has been here for all four years? Well I’m going to tell you about it anyway. It’s kind of odd to think back on my time at this school because of how much it has changed over my four years here. Four years really isn’t that much, but it’s felt like an exceptionally long time. Maybe it’s because of how much it has changed, that it just feels different, or that I have changed a lot more than I realized before. Of course, I would say that this school has changed me and opened up opportunities that I hadn’t thought about before. It has been a very good for me to go to this school because of all the things I’ve learned and experienced.
There are a couple reasons why I went to Seattle Lutheran instead of another school. One reason was because I didn’t want to go to the same school as my sister. Another was that most of my friends were going here and I didn’t feel confident enough making friends somewhere else. The major reason why I stayed was because I realised what this school had to offer me. When I came to this school, I decided that I didn’t want to do sports. I just didn’t have an interest in them. That didn’t stop people from encouraging me to play, but they never tried to force me to. The teachers were all nice and accepting of me. The school was small, so the teachers knew all of their students and that kind of forced them to be friends with the students. This wasn’t the only reason why they were nice, though. They all seemed like they cared for each individual student. If someone had a problem, they were happy to help them. It just meant a lot to me to have teachers that were like that.
I wasn’t very involved in any of the extracurricular activities until my senior year. Instead, I focused on my studies and took the AP classes. Which was fun and gave me a lot of free time. That has changed dramatically this year by just doing a few activities. I started working on the school’s first newspaper (which you are reading), and this took up a lot more of my time than I had imagined it would. It also led me to be in charge of the Arts Journal (thanks to all that submitted), which has required a lot of work and planning. Then I did robotics for the first time this year and it was so much fun. I would highly recommend it to anyone that’s considering it. There are many different activities involved in robotics, which again took away my free time that I had been used to in the previous years. I don’t regret it one bit, though. Even if you’re nervous about joining an extracurricular activity, just give it a try. Everyone will show you what to do and it will be worth the time commitment. You don’t have to do too much, but it makes the SeaLu experience even more meaningful. It gets you more involved in the school and enjoy it more. It provides new friendships, as the majority of students are very nice. It also gives you an appreciation for the school by seeing the things that you have affected in it. If you don’t want to try I don’t blame you; it’s only a suggestion, but I now think it’s worth it.
The changes to the school haven’t been drastic. Simply some new teachers, iPads (okay maybe this was drastic), and the LRC changing its name to the Student Center. The new teachers are still nice and care about you. The iPads make the schoolwork a bit easier, but for some reason the teachers have taken advantage of it and assigned more homework (I could be wrong but that’s how I feel). The LRC will always be the LRC to me. I’ve known it as that longer than it’s been the “Student Center.” Overall, the atmosphere of the school still feels right. I’ve grown up here and I have made memories that will stay with me. There have been rough times to be sure, but for the most part it’s been good. I will miss everyone I’ve met here. I’ve had my fun though and now it’s time for something new. I would just like to thank all the teachers that have touched me in a school appropriate way over the years. I hope everyone appreciates them as much as I do. Well that’s it guys, my SeaLu perspective.