WILLIAMSBURG— On a recent afternoon, Olyvia Lose, 18, sat on the shared patio of Seasons Restaurant and Stephanos Pizzeria in Williamsburg and was unequivocal in her opinion of high school.
"I am going to miss everything," she said. "I love high school."
The senior was less than two weeks away from graduating, and she warned that she might cry.
Lose was surrounded by other members of the Class of 2016 from area high schools who had come together for a roundtable discussion. Some nodded in sympathetic agreement as Lose warned of the prospect of tears.
Others shifted in their seats, wondering what they had signed up for.
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