Advice for Incoming Seniors!

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Attention incoming seniors! This upcoming year is perhaps the most important one yet; it’s your last year of high school, you’ll be making decisions about college, and you’ll soon be stepping out into the adult world.

When we were juniors, no one really prepared us for what was coming to us senior year. Luckily, our peers have offered this advice to you for next year. Hopefully you take it and remember to make this year count.

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“An older man once told me that he wishes that there had been a person to tell them that these days were the golden days, so let me be the person to tell you that these days are the golden days. Spend them well. Make sure to get enough sleep and as much as people say this, don’t procrastinate. Don’t let senioritis get the best of you.”

“You’re going to feel like time is either going way too fast or way too slow, so make the best use of your time. Take advantage of every possible opportunity with your friends, strive to get the best grades possible, and apply to all the colleges you want. There’s no better time than now to take risks that might help your future.”

“Your grade doesn’t define your intelligence, so never let school make you feel less than your true worth. It’s not you, it’s the system. Just give it your best try, that’s all that matters.”

“Find motivation in the little things. Make realistic goals that you can achieve to become stronger and focus on your own achievements.”

“Try your best because it is very easy to slack off and fall behind in classes. This year the classes do seem easy, but that is no reason to stop trying, you still have to put the effort in your school work.”

“Don’t underestimate responsibilities. You are on the verge of adulthood, mentally prepare yourself for the life you will have after high school.”

“Be realistic about your future decisions”

“Check your email daily, keep your grades on track and looking good. Do not procrastinate at any given moment. And do your work but also try to enjoy your last year.”

“Keep your head up. It’ll seem like everything is happening to you at once. You’ll feel like you’re running out of time. You’re not. You’re gaining it. This is the time to begin the exploration as to who you are.”

“Make sure to enjoy every last bit of it because the end of the year comes quicker than what you expect.”

“DO YOUR WORK! Senior year is not a time to relax, you can have fun but still work hard and finish your last year strong.”

“Remember to have fun. You will have a lot of pressure from classes and the people around you to do good, but you should not stress too much about school.”

“Listen to all your teachers and work hard on having high grades.”

“Don’t procrastinate because you’ll regret it and you won’t want to go to summer school and take APEX 🙂 “

“Always think about scholarships and colleges.”

“Use your resources! Especially during college app season I would say to go to the workshops and ask questions when you have some.”

“Have fun and don’t stress out too much about school.”=“Keep your focus on the future”

“Be present and live in the moment”

“I didn’t go to prom and I regret it; remember to cherish each day because time flies.”

“Don’t be afraid to try new things in school. I regret not joining sports or clubs earlier.”

“Take the time to meet new people and put yourself out there to seek new opportunities.”

“Apply to a variety of colleges. Even if you have the slightest interest in college, apply to it because it will widen your spectrum.”

“Don’t ditch because it will come back to bite you in the butt. Go to every dance with your friends, go to as many senior field trips as you can, you won’t regret any of it!”

“Don’t stop now you can see the finish line now.”

“Take advantage of opportunities and have fun! Senior year goes by faster than you think. Don’t take things for granted and always do your best. Most importantly, avoid senioritis.. it’s highly contagious.”

“Don’t join too many clubs- the sashes are expensive.”

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Good luck to all the seniors next year!