Be cool, stay in school

In Editorials on October 18, 2010 at 7:21 pm

By:  Victoria Pan

School can be considered a foe to many of us.  From taking that monotonous Science class to passing AP Calculus.  Not to mention, all the frustration you feel when you don’t get the greatest or even passing grades.  Sometimes we just get to that point and stop trying. Besides, a high school diploma is just a piece of paper, right?

Freshman Victoria Pan discusses the importance of a good education. Photo courtesy of Austin Hazen

It may seem just like a plain piece of paper at first, but really it’s the ticket to your future. This is important because it will earn you a job or better pay, and nonetheless, it will determine the future of our whole country. I tend to question myself about why we have to learn this or why we have to learn that.  But no matter what path you want to take in life or what you want to be in the future, you will definitely need an education.

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9… Every nine seconds a student drops out of school in America.  The graduation rates vary starting from New Jersey, which has 87 percent, and under 60 percent in South Carolina.  Statistics say that the people who have dropped out of high school have a top monthly salary of only 3,904 dollars; however people who have a high school diploma have a salary of 5,326 dollars a month.

 I don’t know how many times my mom has told me, “This is good for you. It will pay off in the future.” It eventually becomes tedious, but I have realized over the years, even though I still have 4 more years until I graduate, how school truly has and will continue to benefit me. 

So, even though school can sometimes be nerve wracking, arduous, and exhausting, just remember that at the end of the day, all your hard work will lead you to a bright and divine future. “Be cool, and stay in school!”

  1. Nice! That`s true. School does benefit

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