After a project at the beginning of the S.11 semester where a single piece of advice was collected from every member of The Island School, Facilities, Cape Eleuthera Institute and Deep Creek Middle School for the incoming semester of students, students at the end of the semester had an idea.  After having spent one hundred days looking to our collective wisdom for advice, they decided to get together and leave their own words for the upcoming F.11 group of Island Schoolers.  So, in the eternally cyclical spirit of The Island School experience, things have come full circle.  I am delighted to bring to you the very thoughtful words of the S.11 semester:

“I’ll miss you in this place.” –Gigi “Life is a game of inches.” –Lizzie “Live each day as it comes. Enjoy every bit of the experience and leave with no regrets.” –True “Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” (Dr Seuss) –Kelly D. “Be the change you wish to see in the world” - Sam Essig “There are so many things I wanted still to do so many things to say to you remember that I did not fear it was just leaving you that was so hard to face we cannot see beyond but this I know I love you so, it was heaven here with you” (Isla Paschal Richardson.) – Eliza H. “Laugh always, even if it is buggy.” –Katie “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that count”- Haley “It is either a great experience or a great story. Bronte "You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life." Caroline S. “In the end, everything always works out.” –Elizabeth“Incredible moments pass by.  There are these moments here at The Island School every day.  Make sure you appreciate every single one.” –Mia “There are two kinds of pain: regret and discipline. The only difference is that discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” Hannah T. “Why not go out on a limb, isn’t that where the fruit is?” –Ami “The world is like a mirror: frown at it and it frowns back at you, smile and it smiles too.” –Sarah “Don't sweat the small things.” –Emma “Don’t let school get in the way of your education.” –Ellie “Your future doesn’t lie ahead of you waiting to happen, it lies deep inside of you waiting to be discovered.” –Izza “Live, Laugh, Love.” –Hannah Jones “Let your success be measured by the happiness in your heart.” – Christie “Today is the first day of the rest of your life” –Annie “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." (Dr. Seuss) –Holly  “No one can force you to speak in class.” – Jwow “There are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road your on.” (Led Zeppelin) –Emily “Believe you can and you're half way there.” –Lindsey “Everything happens for a reason.” – Caroline V. “In the end, I want to say, all my life I was a bride married to amazement.” (Mary Oliver) –Anne “Never stray from the path of righteousness and glory.”-Damian “Get out of the dorm.” –Aidan “Explore.” –Nic E. “Be quick, but don’t hurry.” –(John Wooden) –Austin. “The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.” –Alec “If you enjoy time wasted, it wasn’t wasted at all.” –Jack  “When you get to the end of the road, carve your own space” –Brett "Life is full of possibilities take advantage of every moment.” -Marcus Murphy "If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason the possibility of life is destroyed" –Mario “When life gives you lemons…” –TJ “Everything in moderation, especially moderation.” –Adam "Don’t hate the game, hate the player. Think about it." (Katie) –James "Life passes most people by when they’re making grand plans for it" -JP “Work is love made visible.” (Khalil Gibran) –Aldis “Some friends are for reasons, some friends are for seasons, but some friends last forever.” –Nathan “Never be ordinary & Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” –Teddy “There is no such thing as suffering, only the release of unhappiness.” –Nick "Don’t be afraid to be yourself because being yourself is the best way to experience this journey"-Arben “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.” (George W. Bush) –Tony “Not everything is possible, but connect your mind to your body and you would be surprised at what you can accomplish.” –Jon “Do something that will seriously rock your world.” –Evan