Noah Pennock


Since this is the end of the school year, and I’m moving onto college to acquire my dream job, I would like to write a sort of “farewell letter” to you all. Writing and doing maintenance for The Parrot must’ve been one of my favorite experiences this year, and I hope you’ve had just as much fun reading my articles as I had making them. With that being said, all things must come to an end, and that sadly includes my work here. I’m moving onto bigger and better things, but if I have to leave something for you all, let me drop this piece of advice for when you inevitably graduate yourself : you don’t need to leave close ones behind. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people move to college, and completely drop their past. That, to me is avoiding the past. Chances are, you have at least one person that was close to you, one you could call a friend. The human that helped make you, you! There is no reason why you cannot talk to someone that close to you. They move far away? You should’ve had them on your phone, or add them on *generic social media*. Lack of time? A “hey, what’s up?” Text takes less than 30 seconds. Unless they’re dead, you have a means of keeping contact with them. Don’t just drop a major source of positivity in your life because of a minor barrier. College is indeed overbearing at times, but you may find strength through childhood friends/memories. I’ll be keeping all my friends close. With that advice, I leave you all. It’s been fun!


-Noah Pennock