Senior year at a glimpse: advice from a senior


Sophia Rozycki, Staff reporter

After four years of  papers, procrastination, and hours of assignments and studying, I have finally reached the second semester of my senior year. But is that truly what high school is about? In eighth grade I remember prepping for high school,  listening to the seniors ramble on about how fast the four years fly. However, I never had fathomed this blunt reality, until reaching the first day of 12th grade.

Here are a few pieces of advice from the perspective of a second semester senior…

  1. DO NOT take time with your friends for granted

As you approach your senior year, it’s finally realized that much of the time with your high school friends is coming to an end. Now I know that may sound extremely depressing but it doesn’t have to be. Of course you will still see your friends beyond high school, it’s just that many of you will go to different colleges, some even across the country. This is why cherishing time with your friends is so important your senior year. Learn to grow together and help each other enjoy the time you have left as teens.

2. Reach outside your comfort zone

Taking risks and trying new things is essential before stepping out on your own. If there is one thing I wish I would have done more of it would be trying new sports, clubs, activities etc.

3. Be open to new people and new experiences

Make sure to reach out to new people so that you are able to grow and build new relationships. The friendships that you form in high school can truly last a lifetime, and sometimes you will meet someone you never would have thought you could become so close with.

4. DON’T spend time worrying

Finally, do not stress! High school is a time for discovery and growth, and worrying about how others perceive you will only stunt these opportunities. Be true to yourself and focus on what makes you happy, not what you think will make others happy.