Freeport seniors prepare for college life

freeport seniors
Tina Harbuck | The Sun
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 04:44 PM.

While some seniors opt out of their last day of school, two Freeport seniors decided to stay through the day, reminiscing with students, teachers and savoring their last moments of high school.

"I stayed the whole day and soaked it all in," said Rani Simmons.

"I didn't have anything to do," added Sara Duross. "But I didn't want my last day of high school to be anticlimactic."

The two seniors have done so much in the past four years, from varsity softball to service clubs to student government, you would think it would be hard for them to leave Freeport High School. Instead, they look back fondly and look ahead with pure excitement.

"I look forward to the opportunities at University of Florida in the fall," Duross said. "I'm excited to become a Gator."

Duross has been anticipating UF well before she entered high school, she said, and is interested in becoming a pediatrician. Aside from serving as student government president and captain of the cheerleading team, Duross played softball, joined "practically every club," including Anchor Club, Key Club and National Honors Society, and managed to be No. 1 in her class.

"It was important for me to stay focused," she said.

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