OPINION: advice from present seniors to future seniors

If seniors had a chance to do Freshman year over again would they change something or not and if they could, what would they have done differently?

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OPINION: advice from present seniors to future seniors

Senior Amira Johnson

Senior Amira Johnson

Senior Amira Johnson

Senior Amira Johnson

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Going into the last year of high school, there are about 3700 students on campus, 2019-2020 school year. There are approximately 893 freshmen and 948 seniors.

I am almost 17 starting my senior year, and I don’t know where I’m going to school next year, I kind of know what I want to do when I grow up, and I barely know what I want for dinner tonight. Here is one thing I do know though: I have grown a ton over the past three years. As a freshman, I was lost. The transition from Junior High to High School was different academically and socially. If I had the knowledge I know now freshmen year, I would have done something different like paid more attention to my grades as I do now. 

I asked a couple seniors who are involved here at school to see what they would say and if they would have done anything different freshman year. 

I sat down with Student body president, Brintley Spencer to see what she says. Not only has she been in StuGo and played basketball for two years, softball throughout high school and has also been involved in a lot of the schools organizations and clubs for example, Choir, Puma Pals, Key Club, softball club, and this year she is in yearbook which she is happy to be taking. 

Before my time ended with Brintley she had a few tips for freshmen: “Go all out, don’t hold back, full send it anything that you want, if you want it and you put your mind to it like you’re going to get it.” 

Jumping into my time with Varsity volleyball player Sian Richardson she said that she would of been more grateful for playing volleyball because it’s worth the hard work.

For those athletes, managing school and extracurriculars can be tricky: it can take away from certain opportunities like community service, job interviews, and other extracurricular activities. “Time management is the biggest key in your high school life and in high school,” Sian advises. Freshmen, to strive for that. 

Overall, Sian enjoys playing volleyball and makes a great outlet if she is stressed. The only regret she has is taking honors geometry freshman year. 

Sian ended on a nice note to all freshmen saying: “If you’re not happy with how your schedule looks, not just in school but outside of school and it stresses you out don’t do it, don’t push yourself to do something that you are not happy with and do not under any circumstance procrastinate on anything.” 

Freshmen who are reading this or anyone else who could use the advice or guidance take advantage of every day headed your way and don’t stress, you have four years to prepare yourself for the future, so have fun!

 

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