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Lufkin seniors reflect on achievements and futures as they prepare for graduation

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Last October the class of 2014 at Lufkin High School was challenged to write down their goals for the year and hopes for life after high school at senior sunrise.

Thursday as they get ready for graduation many realized they were able to make their dreams come true.

"One of my goals was to get into college and I did that and that was great I'm going to be attending Princeton University next year," said Will Chance.

"Last year I had talked about graduating summa and I actually reached it its, pretty amazing I'm pretty proud of myself," said Josie Solis.

Students say having their goals written down kept them accountable throughout the year.

"I felt like once I wrote it down on paper I felt like I have to achieve it now its on paper," said Solis.

In October Senior Will Chance said he hoped to collect 5,000 books for his charity Books That Benefit by the end of the school year, his final total was 15,000.

"It's good to articulate your goals so you can remember you are striving for something and not going about your days meaninglessly," said Chance.

Lauren Flowers says she'll be graduating with honors and attending SFA in the fall but admits not all of her dreams panned out the way she hoped.

I wanted to graduate with honors and I wanted to go to playoffs in soccer which that didn't happen," said Flowers.

But all of these students say they had a very busy year and finding balance was essential in achieving their goals.

"Throughout the year I just made sure do my homework, do the right thing," said Solis.

And when they walk across that stage and receive their diplomas tonight their won't be a doubt in their minds that all their hard work paid off.

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