Friends since kindergarten, trio prepares for new journeys
Rockport — Three young women are about to reach a destination on a journey that has been more than a decade in the making -- and they have been at each others sides every step of the way.
Sarah Haselton, Moira Pieri and Addie Drinkwater began their journey the first day of kindergarten and on June 6, will graduate together, completing one chapter of their lives.
“It is so crazy how fast it went by,” Drinkwater said. “It still hasn't hit me yet, but this is our last week before graduation and we have been together since the beginning.”
Haselton said she never really thought about the fact that the friends that she has been surrounded with her entire school life will be going off to continue whatever life has in store.
“It is hard to believe that the three of us have seen each other basically every single day since kindergarten and in a week that is all going to change,” she said. “You don't necessarily think about how much time has gone by until we are actually done with school, so you never think about how much we have changed in 12 years.”
She add, “It's not until we are standing there after graduation that it will actually sink in, we will be happy to go, but sad that we are leaving.”
Pieri said the end of the journey is bitter-sweet because the friendships that have been build will change because of each others personal growth and in just a few short days, that part of the journey is over.
“We go to school together with everyone everyday and now after this weekend none of us will all be in the same place at the same time again,” she said.
With one chapter closing the three are also excited to move one to the next one. Haselton said she is going to attend the University of California at Santa Cruz, while Drinkwater plans to attend St. Michaels College in Vermont. Pieri plans to attend College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.
Dwight Collins is a reporter/photographer for The Camden Herald.
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