Welcome to Senior year

In Campus Life on January 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm

By: Summer McCrary

               Senior year is a wonderful time for most teenagers on the face of the Earth.  When seniors graduate, they hopefully will become more independent in making their own life decisions. This time in someone’s life can be really stressful and exciting or both, depending on the person.

One of the first things that seniors need to do is decide if they are going to college or into the work force right after school. Photo courtesy of Kristen Hegel

               There are many things that you can do to prepare for senior year and graduation.  First, you can make a list of all the things that you need to do, keeping senior year and graduation in mind. One of the first things that seniors need to do is decide if they are going to college or into the work force right after school.  If you want to go to college, you need to take the SAT and apply to a few colleges.  Seniors also need to think about how they are going to pay for college and will need to apply for financial aid and/or scholarships.  Seniors also have to remember to order their graduation items such as cap/gown, announcements, and any other graduating paraphernalia.  Seniors have to also remember to keep up their grades, even after they get accepted into college.  Colleges look at grades from second semester and can rescind your acceptance if you don’t do well. 

              For many seniors, they will be moving out of their parents’ house after graduation, whether it’s into an apartment or a dorm room.  This can be exciting and scary.  With a new place to live comes a lot of responsibility such as having to pay bills, cook dinner, do laundry, and manage homework.

               Along with responsibility come some perks as well.  The perks of being a senior are that we can have extra days off from school when it’s the end of the school year before graduation.  Another perk we get is more time at lunch to socialize with friends during Fall Fling and Spring Fling here atFortMillHigh School. These activities are what make being a senior something to look forward to for an upcoming graduate.

                Senior year can be a really great time for many students.  While it can be stressful, remember to enjoy every minute of it because you only get one senior year.


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