My Kobe Retirement Letter

Dear Penn Manor,

13 years I have been with you,

You took me in as a little boy,

And made me who I am today,

Year after year you taught me,

It was not always fun but you continued,

From soccer to bowling you made me an athlete,

One driven with competitiveness from within,

Early mornings day after day,

Making me complain every morning,

Now we are nearing graduation,

Making me nervous with so many questions,

I would not be here without you today,

As we say goodbye I wish you good day,


Nick Fisher

Retirement Letter

Dear other people’s opinions,

                        I do not wish to continue my relationship with you.

                        Your are abusive.

                        For so long I have tried to fit into a mold to please you,

                        But not anymore.


                         I do not care about you anymore.

                         You sucked away my happiness when I thought about you.

                         You caused my stress and anxiety.

                          But not anymore.

                          I’ve learned that I’m different.

                          I don’t fit into your stereotypes.

                          But that’s okay.

                          Because I’m going to do what I want.

                          When you’re not in my life,

                          I feel happy.

                          Stress and anxiety slip away.

                          I am truly happy now.

                          So good-bye and good riddance.

                          You’re not in my life anymore.

                          And you’re not going to make your way back in.

                          I guarantee it.

                                                                    Liz Lyter

Letter to my Past Self

Dear my past self,

In my life there were many questions I used to ask myself like, “Why did this happen?,” or “Why didn’t this happen?” I tried to figure out things in my life that couldn’t be solved right away. As time went by many things started to make sense, but not all. I worked hard for everything I have now and will earn in the future. There have been stuff that i have gained and lost in life. Over time the way I look at things change and so does my life. I had to give up something very important to me that I thought I would never give up, but I had to accept it because my life is different from the past. God has a plan for me and I just have to make the right decisions and follow him to the very end. I am very proud of myself and wish that life will get better. The future holds many great things and I am working toward what my future will be like.

By: Josh

a letter

My dearest sister Katherine,

I hope you and Henry are well and happy.  I am sorry this is my first letter and possibly the last, since I left you two years ago.  There’s not a day that gone by I don’t regret my departure. I miss you and Henry so much and I fear I’ll never see you or him again.

The war here in the Alamo is getting harder.  The Mexicans are messing with us and trying to make us not sleep or think, just be on total alert. I wanted to say I’m sorry for leaving you with Henry on the farm after Dad died, but I knew I did not belong there but I’m starting to think I don’t belong here either. I now realize that fighting for Texas independence was right then, but not now. No more troops are coming to help and Mexico is getting stronger each day. My only fear in life is never seeing you and Henry again. The farm, that house, you and Henry all reminded me of the past that I will never see again. My story only had the future and now I fear it will end here. Just promise me one thing, that you will never leave Henry. You will be his only family and he does not need to be alone in this world, like I feel now.

Your loving brother, Thomas


By: Olivia Vassot