Marcy Dudgeon
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In My Own Words: Marcy Dudgeon pens heartfelt letter to Westfall’s Class of 2020

Westfall senior Marcy Dudgeon addresses her classmates with a heartfelt letter.

*Marcy is the reigning SVC Softball Player of the Year after leading the Mustangs to a third straight conference championship and a second consecutive Gold Ball. She joined the 1,000 point club on the hardwood this past winter and served as Westfall’s goalie on the soccer pitch.

Westfall’s Marcy Dudgeon is the reigning SVC Softball Player of the Year after leading her team to second consecutive Gold Ball.
CREDIT: Jenny Campbell/SOSA

Class of 2020,

Could we ever have pictured our senior year ending this way? Not in a million years. Do I believe that God has a plan for everyone of us, and that everything happens for a reason? Absolutely.

We may not have had our last memories in high school … our senior prom, our final sports season, and our big graduation, but looking back on the past 13 years, there is so much to be proud of and so many milestones we accomplished as a class.

Our first day of kindergarten, our last day of elementary school, our first day of sixth grade, our first taste of school sports, our eighth grade dance, our last day of middle school, our first day of high school, our first homecoming, our first high school sports season, and our first prom … we accomplished all these firsts together, and none of them will be forgotten.

Walking into Westfall High School for the very first time as a freshman was a very surreal feeling. That first day as a freshman, I had no idea how many memories I would create, how many things I would accomplish, and the path I would pave for myself over the four years of my high school career.

The past four years my life have been touched by the coaches who took time out of their day everyday to make me a better athlete and a better person, and the teachers who worked tirelessly to give me a proper education. My life has been touched by the continuous support from the Westfall community; it truly is a one of a kind community. And finally, my life has been touched by each and every person I got to call a teammate over the past four years. Every single girl pushed me to become a better person, supported me through my successes and my failures, and cheered me on through the great days, and the tough days.

That first day of my freshman year, I never could have imagined that I would be Player of the Year, or even join the 1,000 point club. I never could have imagined I would be a part of a team that won three SVC championships, three sectional championships, and a district championship. I never could have imagined that I would be a part of the team who would win the first soccer sectional championship in Westfall girls soccer history, or be a part of a soccer team who broke many milestones my final season.

To Coach Schoonover, Coach Nick, Coach Blue, Coach Miller, Coach Fred, and Coach Givens, thank you for always pushing me to be the best person I could be, for helping shape me into the person I am today, and for always motivating me to continue to be successful. Without each and every one of you, I would not be who I am today, and I would not be as successful as I am today.

Although my time at Westfall has come to an end, I am so thankful for all the memories I have created, and all the people who have supported me through the past thirteen years. This chapter is closing, and we are all moving on to different chapters in our lives. But we will always be the Westfall Class of 2020.

Marcy Dudgeon, Westfall senior

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