Two South Walton Seniors look back, forward

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 05:41 PM.

"A lot of work kept me from being in the athletic field," Myers said. "I wish I would have found a sport to be involved in, like baseball — I used to play when I was younger."

Academics play a major role in high school, too. Thirteen years attending schools in Walton County , Trejo said she feels her education has been top-notch.

"The academics have been one of the best parts [of Walton County ]," she explained. "With smaller schools, the teachers are more focused on their students."

Looking forward to college and beyond, graduating high school is like transitioning between childhood and adulthood, Myers said.

"It's hard to comprehend not waking up and going to this school — it's almost scary," he explained. "The scariest part is the choices that will be presented once we're left to our own devices. We'll be expected to learn how to fly on our own, which is ironic since we're Seahawks."

Even if it may seem scary, the two seniors should have no problem excelling in college like they did in high school. While many other students scramble at the end of the year to send transcripts and write essays, Trejo and Myers wasted no time choosing colleges. In the fall, Myers will be in Gainesville at University of Florida where he'd like to study in the diagnostic health field.

"I've been a gator fan for a long time," he said, proudly showing off his orange and blue shirt. "I've always admired the medical programs there."

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