My last year at Fettes had been nothing short of surprises. The sudden closure of the school followed by my first ever online graduation; all topped off with the A-Levels fiasco and a week of emotional turbulence until I received official confirmation from my university. Everything happened so quickly, it felt like time just flew.
Looking back, I have learnt so many things at Fettes. The school was different to any environment I have known before; it forced me out of my comfort zone, and I was able to accomplish far beyond what I thought was capable of. The Extended Project Qualification had allowed me to independently explore complex economic theories, renewing my passion for the field. The House debating competition was fierce, but wholesome fun. Good banter and the extensive discussion that followed afterwards in the dining hall are all to be missed.
I dare say the last two years had been easy; however, in hindsight, all the hardships and challenges I have overcome had all been worth it. Friends and memories, which I have made along the way, on top of the academic skills I have acquired are all treasures to be cherished. Although leaving high school in Japan for Fettes had been the biggest decision of my life, it was a risk well worth taking.
Lastly, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to everyone who have supported me throughout the last 2 years. To Fettes College, friends, family, and the Tazaki foundation; I thank you all for your kindness and support. I could not have come this far without it.