Class of 2018 shares their senior quotes

With graduation quickly approaching, we gave seniors the opportunity to encapsulate their high school experiences within a senior quote. Whether they chose something funny, inspirational, or anything else in between, we wish them luck as they start the next chapter of their lives!

Chase Ackerson: “Shoot for the stars and land on the moon; don’t shoot for the moon and fail to take off.” – Someone

Sophia Ali: “Why are you running?” – Vine

Matthew Alvero: “Duty, honor, country.” – General Douglas MacArthur

Hannah Anderson: “Sometimes you gotta work a little, so you can ball a lot.” – Tom Haverford, Parks and Recreation

Tomas Baliutavicius: “No way this is on the test.” – Self

Aneesh Balusu: “80 on my wrist, 100 on my wrist, 80 on my wrist, 100 on my wrist. D. Rose, D. Rose, D. Rose, D. Rose.” – Lil Pump

Julia Baroni: “Without obsession, life is nothing.” – John Waters

Andrew Benington: “There is no ‘I’ in collaboraton.” – Ken M.

William Bradley: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'” – Ronald Reagan

Michael Brose: “‘You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.’ – Wayne Gretzky.” – Michael Scott, The Office

Reagan Brownell: “Toutes les grandes personnes ont d’abord été des enfants.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Camey Calzolano: “You have to think anyway, so why not think big?” – Donald Trump

Lauren Cecchini: “I would agree with you, but then we’d both be wrong.” – Russell Lynes

Katie Cernugel: “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.” – Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

Ava Chami: “Kiss my butt.” – Andrea Soto

Julia Chatterjee: “Every time a S’well bottle hits the floor, a bird dies.” – Self

Joy Chen: “Don’t I live in history, and doesn’t history live in me?” – Eula Biss

Alex Choi: “They say it don’t be dat way when it really do.” – Anonymous, probably Jesus

Daniel Chval: “You catch a lot of flies with honey, but you catch more honies bein’ fly.” – Unknown

Cami Comstock: “S07: E22 (17:40).” – The Office

Stephanie Dal Porto: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest ’til your good is better and your better is best.” – Saint Jerome

Adam DeDobbelaere: “Truth is my goal, and controversy is my gym. I’ll do 100 reps of controversy for a six-pack of truth.” – Kanye West

Meghan DeJong: “You were born with the weakness to fall / you were born with the strength to rise.” – Rupi Kaur

Shreya Dhananjaya: “This was nothing like High School Musical…” – Self

Everett Eck: “Absolutely, 100 percent, not guilty.” – O.J. Simpson

Andrius Espinoza: “O.” – Self

Duncan Ferguson: “Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.” – Morty Smith

Ashley Fu: “‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ A quote that’ll never die, unlike Uncle Ben.” – Spider-Man (2002) and Self

Michael Gachich: “Well, I’m going to college and have no idea what to do with my life, but at least I have John Wick.” – Self

Jayne Gelman: “I’m the boss, Michael Scott. All y’all is just Phyllis.” – Childish Gambino

Joel Guerra: “Never forget that Cleveland blew a 3-1 lead.” – Self

Will Goebel: “Hey guys, you ready to let the dogs out?” – Alan Garner

Cameron Hamburg: “Walter, I love you, but sooner or later, you’re going to have to face the fact that you’re a moron.” – The Dude, The Big Lebowski

Edison Hawkins: “A figure with curves always offers a lot of interesting angles.” – Wesley Snipes

Alexandria Haynes: “I’m the mother hen of all my chickens.” – Self

Esther E. Hirsch: “You’ll never get a quote out of me!” – Anonymous

Sophia Horowicz: “If someone ever asks you to do something for them, do it really bad so you never have to do it again.” – Paris Hilton

James Hsiao: “Tengo un maiz.” – Un Republicano Pobre

Kaidi Hu: “Esketitttttt.” – Aneesh Balusu

Maha Hussain: “I think Comic Sans always screams FUN.” – Jerry/Larry/Terry/Gary, Parks and Recreation

Charlie Johns: “Yvan eht nioj.” – Enoyreve

Samone Khalil: “Stop wasting your time looking for the key of happiness; the door is open and unlocked, just walk through it.” – Self

Bilal Khokhar: “Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres, quarum unam incolunt Belgae, aliam Aquitani, tertiam qui ipsorum lingua Celtae, nostra Galli appellantur.” – Julius Caesar

Cassie Kruse: “Hard work and comfort never coexist.” – Coach McCabe

Kiril Kuzmanovski: “O full of scorpions is my mind.” – William Shakespeare

Megan Melia: “Have courage, and be kind.” – Cinderella

Prescott Egan Miller: “I’m nice at ping pong.” – Kanye West

Claire Mueller: “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard, The Office

Valentyn Mykulyn: “Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.” – Marshall Mathers III (Eminem)

Jacob Nunez: “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ AND IT WAS LIT.” – Self

Sean O’Connell: “Just because you’re trash doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish great things. It’s called garbage can, not garbage cannot.” – Anonymous

Ndidi Ojiako: “One thing you learn when you’ve lived as long as I have – people aren’t all good, and people aren’t all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I’m pleased to be in the light.” – Neal Shusterman

Evan Ostrowski: “It’s a character-builder to be a fan of the Chicago Cubs.” – Eddie Vedder

Paulina Piekos: “The expected is just the beginning. The unexpected is what changes our lives.” – Meredith Grey

Charlotte Priester: “Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.” – Marie, The Aristocats

Suhaib Qasim: “Tengo una calabaza.” – Un Otro Republicano Pobre

Maxwell Rahal: “What is today but yesterday’s tomorrow?” – Mr. Krabs

Ramzi Rimawi: “Hi, welcome to Chili’s.” – Vine legend

Ryan Rodriguez: “I’m as free as a bird now.” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Israel Rosales: “Of course I dress well. I didn’t spend all that time in the closet for nothing.” – Unknown

Julia Sant: “Well that wasn’t like High School Musical.” – Julia Sant

Ana Snyder: “‘Do you speak Mexican?’ – First girl I met at Hinsdale Central. I’m Ecuadorian.” – Self

Nicholas M. Speziale: “This is not one of my finer moments.” – Self

Charlotte Sudduth: “If you ever speak to me in Spanish, please use the formal ‘usted.'” – April Ludgate, Parks and Recreation

Jon Teoli: “The climate changes four times a year.” – The Earth

Nausherwan Tirmizi: “My name has been mispronounced so much that even I have forgotten how to say it.” – Narshuan Tiramisu

Nicholas Von Stein: “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” – Albert Einstein

Nathalie Wight: “S04: E04 (34:57).” – The Office

Paige Wilder: “It is finished.” – Jesus Christ

Yi Yuan: “If you never try, you will never know.” – John Barrow