After junior year, I figured, “If I got through the ACT, SAT, and all my AP exams, I can get through anything senior year throws at me -- piece of cake!” Truth is, I find that it’s a lot more complicated than it seems.
As I think about life after high school and the decisions ahead, the most important thing to me is the rigor of the programs at the college I choose.
Every year I always make a checklist for myself, focusing on what I want to accomplish academically, socially, and athletically that year. I believe it has helped me to focus on what is important and what things take priority in my life. Sadly, I have realized in recent weeks that my academics took precedence over a lot of other options in high school. Therefore, my advice to high school students regardless of their grade is to find a balance between fun and seriousness in their lives in order to get the most enjoyment and the best education out of their high school years.
Sometimes decisions don’t make sense when you try to explain them to other people, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re wrong.
As a junior signing up for next year’s classes, I have a lot of questions I wish people would just answer straight out instead of giving me the whole “It’s your life and they’re your choices” spiel I’ve gotten from just about every counselor, teacher, and friend that I’ve asked for advice.
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By junior year, I have realized my time here is dwindling away.
As I start the transition for my senior year, I am overwhelmed with excitement and fright.
Time flew by way too fast during my first two years of high school, and this year I am a junior.
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This year I am a junior at Birdville High School.
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All along, my post-secondary plan was to head straight to college after I graduated.
As a senior in high school, every time I hear the word “college,” an endless list of worries and anxieties runs through my brain like the final credits to an overstaffed movie.
I have a long list of hopes and wishes for the year ahead but I will share only a select few. First and foremost, I anticipate reading more books. I plan to read more since I am determined to go to college for English and Communication Arts. Secondly, I hope to grow taller. I am an inch from being 5 feet tall. Thirdly, I hope to befriend more people in my senior year.
Algunas veces las decisiones no tienen sentido cuando tratas de explicarlas a otras personas, pero eso no quiere decir que sean incorrectas.
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When thinking about college and making future decisions, it is very easy for me to get overwhelmed.
The famed senioritis is already beginning to spiral through my thoughts. As I make list upon list of things I need to get done, I find myself succumbing to distractions.
There are plenty of things I’m hoping to get out of this school year. I’m excited about senior year! When I looked at all the past seniors they looked like they’ve had so much fun and I want to experience all of that, too. That mini feeling of being the “Top of the School.” I’m scared because I know it’s my final year and I want to do extremely well but also enjoy myself. I want to accomplish having great grades in my regular classes and in the college classes I’m taking.
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My goals and expectations for the coming school year are beginning to feel a bit overwhelming.
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Things I’m hoping to get out of the year ahead and goals I’m setting for myself: To simply be proud of myself at the end of the year is my most honest goal.
Mi plan era ir directo a la universidad después de graduarme.
The best advice I can give my fellow high school students is to be open to change.
I am not exactly sure where I would like to go to college, but I have requirements, expectations, and goals.
Looking back on my experience with the college admissions and future planning process, the phrase “hindsight is 20/20” comes to mind.