Dear incoming high school freshmen,
Going into my freshman year, I thought I had so much time and I didn't have to worry. I thought that until someone told me that it goes by fast. I listened but I should have done more. Now looking at my junior year, I know I have time to do even more but wish I would have started sooner. So far I did as much as I could, but there's always more to do. So listen carefully to this and what I learned.
Enjoy every practice in the heat and in the cold. Enjoy those moments with your team. Make memories to last a lifetime. Tell secrets and do things only you will know about. Make memories that you will look back and smile. Join a team.
Go to the freaking dance. Ask that girl to the dance and if she says no, at least you're able to tell your kids you tried. Dance it out, get dressed up and don't hold back.
Never be afraid to step outside your comfort zone, that's where memories are made. But in return don't do anything that won't benefit you 6 months to a year from now. Reputations are very fragile and can't be fixed.
Be loud at pep assemblies because it's uncool to sit and not yell. On spirit days or homecoming week, go all out. When the holiday season rolls around, wear that super ugly sweater. Why? Not because everyone else is doing it or because your friend said so. Do it because it's the few times that the student body comes together and does something as one. It unites one big school.
It's so simple, do all you can and get involved. High school will be the best years of your life. So as you start high school, you are beginning the “good old days," so make them good ones.