By Southern Door High School Correspondent Delilah Rose
As summer approaches, Southern Door is entering their last preparations for their senior’s
graduation. While juggling their last applications, classes, sports and graduation statistics, SD
seniors are thinking beyond high school doors.
After speaking with many Southern Door Seniors, they all had very different outlooks to
graduation and what might come after. Some were very excited and ready to get a start on their
next planned steps, while others expressed their sadness, stresses, and anxieties. A group of
seniors agreed that Southern Door school is all they have known and graduating does not even
feel real to them.
One senior, who has stood out, is Valedictorian Deseree Dufek. She said that leaving high school
feels bittersweet, because while she is ready to leave she is sad that this is her last year. Through
lots of hard work, studying, and her love for school, Deseree shared that this is how she worked
her way to be Valedictorian. This fall, Deseree will be attending UW Madison with a major in
chemistry in hopes of becoming a Chemist. Deseree stated that “You are who you are, and you
should just do what you love. When you find your thing, it will just come naturally to you.”. She
also voiced that this time in high school is a great place to “explore what you like and do what