A Good First Quarter

A wide, cloudy landscape reveals a paved road and a pickup truck in the distance.

Fall at Ridgeview is full of beginnings. For Freshmen, the fall brings exciting new opportunities for school involvement, including fall sports, Madrigal auditions, the Fall Play, Mock Trial, Veritas, Hoplite Helpers, and many more. Each year, these activities remind students to get involved in Ridgeview’s vibrant community. However, this year the fall, with the start of Mock Trial practice, Madrigal rehearsals, and all of Ridgeview’s other events, begins the series of all of my “lasts.” This fall marks the last time I will help with Madrigal auditions, my last Faculty Recital, my last Homecoming. As Senior year begins, I am reminded of how close I am to the end of my Ridgeview experience. Despite my reservations about moving on from this part of my life, I am excited to see what surprises await me the rest of this year.

One of my hardest “lasts” so far has been my last mountain bike race. After four hard years of blood, sweat, and tears, thousands of miles of driving to and from places like Granby, Nathrop, Leadville, and Frisco, and countless hours spent in the saddle, I finished my last season in Eagle for the State Championships. Though I am proud to say that I was ranked 14th among all the Varsity High School women in Colorado, I am more proud of how my involvement with Ciclismo Youth Foundation helped me grow as an individual and an athlete. And of course, the years of practices were way more fun with fellow Ridgeview students to ride with.

All in all, I have been a part of some truly amazing things, mostly through Ridgeview, and I have a feeling that this year will be the most amazing yet.

What was your favorite thing about the beginning of the school year?

Grace Westfall ’17


Photo Credit: Grace Westfall

One Comment on “A Good First Quarter

  1. I wish that I could say that I was as great an athlete as that, but I can’t. I am only a freshman in high-school, however, I can say that running with the other young athletes from Ridgeview has helped me improve greatly. The best part of the beginning of school for me was getting to get back together with the Ridgeview community.


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