Bring That Moment
I was sad because over the past five episodes, I feel like I’ve become invested in these kids – and don’t want to see them go. I have so many questions. Did Mary go to college, pre-law? What about Lucca? Is she back in school or still running off to Coachella? Is Sam enrolled in business school? What the heck happened to Tyla – and where the heck is she living?
But most of all, I was excited – for the kids, for the teachers, and oddly, for me.
In a way, we’ve all been there. When Ellie was told she’d graduated and started crying, I cried with her. This show gave me a sense of optimism I don’t get from most “reality” TV. And it showed me things about myself and gave me the opportunity to meet the teachers and gain my own words of wisdom that I will take with me going forward.
Doriana’s final message to the kids:
Paula Froelich (@PFRO) – journalist, novelist, NATJA award-winning travel writer, queen of random, fun facts, and social anthropologist.