Preston Bridge. The most charismatic, outgoing, hilarious person I’ve ever met. I can honestly say that yours is one of the best souls ever created, and for you to be taken from us all so early is an absolute tragedy. I wish I could’ve seen the man you were growing up to be, because the teenager was brilliant. I’ve always thought that if anyone I knew was going to make something big of themself, it was going to be you. It is my great pleasure to have known you for as long as I did, and to be as close you as I was. The laughs we shared are some of the best times of my life so far, and I will never, ever forget them. You will be with me, and all of the other boys for the rest of our lives, we will live entirely in your memory. It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that we lost you now. It feels like yesterday that I sat in the first English lesson of 2013 with you next to me, or when we sat in the gazebo at Jacks ball afters and talked shit. It’s been a crazy year since you left us; losing Josh a month after you, sitting 3 sets of exams, sitting through a 4 and a half hour graduation ceremony, then came leavers and now here we are, in the real world. Things have changed. We’ve gotten older and we’ve learned a lot of lessons. One thing that hasn’t changed though; is our memories of you. I know that I will cherish mine forever, and I’m sure I can say the same for anyone who knew you. I’ll always remember the time we hung out with the year 7 girls and did cheerleading for the athletics carnival in year 1. I’ll always remember our footy trip to Melbourne in year 7, and I’ll always know you’re by my side, up there laughing and having the best time. Rest easy brother, can’t wait to see you again.