A Senior’s Final Walkthrough


Nasrin Ali, Editor: Virginia Bates

As my teacher, Ms. Whitworth takes us on our final virtual walk around the school, I feel overwhelmed.  Although I haven’t had much opportunity to actually be in the building, this last year made me feel like I was truly a part of the Flowers family.

I have been to the school less than ten times, so it is nice to be able to see a full walkthrough of the building.  Ms. Whitworth showed us the bus lot and the front of the school.  We saw a welcome back sign.  We also saw some people who graduated from Flowers back in the day. They were in their old caps and gowns. We then saw the main office.

I went there once when I first became a student in the PGCPS system. I saw Mr. Waldron, my college summit teacher.  He is a very funny guy.  I also saw Mr. Summers. I’ve never met him, so it was nice to see what he looked like. He sends out numerous scholarship opportunities. Next, we saw the guidance office. I’ve never been there, but I saw coach Powell. I wish I could meet my counselor, Dr. Bostic, in person.

Now, we are walking down Main Street. This feels so nostalgic.  I have been to Main Street a few times.  Ms. Whitworth talked about how the freshmen entered the school on the first day and were greeted by the whole staff in the auditorium. I did not experience that, but it sounds fun.

Now, we are back in Ms. Whitworth’s class. It feels like everything has come full circle. This was a great year honestly. It didn’t go the way I expected, but it was amazing nonetheless. I met new people, I had a ton of new experiences, and I grew tremendously.

As the final days of my senior year come closer, I would like to express my gratitude. Thank you, Charles Herbert Flowers, for making my last year so amazing. Thank you to all of my teachers. I couldn’t have made it through the year without you guys. Thank you to Jaguar Voices, for helping me find my voice.

I hope I can come back to the building and visit next year. I would like to volunteer and help out from time to time. I also wish I had a student ID. We didn’t take them this year but it would have been a nice keepsake. I am actually going to ask about them, now that it’s on my mind.

Well, that is all I have to say for now. Goodbye Flowers.