Dory Smith is leaving the building


You would think that after four years of complaining about how much I couldn’t wait to graduate, that I would actually be excited about leaving Baker and moving on with my life.

I’m happy that I’ve made it this far, but I’m emotional because I’m leaving behind a place that’s helped mold me into the person that I am right now.

I definitely haven’t had the easiest four years and after several times of trying to convince myself that college may not be for me, I’m grateful for the opportunities and experiences Baker has given me.

It’s given me room to grow, make mistakes and have understood emotional breakdowns. After picking through the fake friends, I’m thankful that after four years I’ve established friendships with people who love me for who I am, in all of my forms.

I’ve been known to tell a joke or ten, so thank you for laughing with me and at me when I’m corny. Thank you for helping me become a better person and friend, putting a smile on my face and being there for me when I really needed it. Without you, this four year roller-coaster would have been trash. I love you friends.

The Baker Orange will always be my favorite Baker highlight. I know I can be passionate at times, but you guys let me write what I feel and what I care about.

That’s cool and risky because I’ve had a lot to express over the years, but everything I’ve written has come from my heart. I hope that my writing has made someone want to pick the Baker Orange up and read it at least once.

Thank you for helping me feel like my writing can actually make a difference outside of these Baker walls.

Thank you for helping me feel like I have a purpose outside of these Baker walls.

Major Keys: Enjoy the time you have, keep your mind open, be willing to change, do your homework and stay real.


Dory Smith, self-crowned Baker Legend