To The High School Senior
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To The High School Senior

Don't waste any time.

To The High School Senior
Focus on the Forest

You go through high school dreading that 6:00 am alarm every single weekday. You drive to school and stay there for 7 plus hours and even longer if you are in clubs or practice for sports. You spend every day of high school dreading the days and wishing they would fly by to graduation day. As a recent high school graduate, don't waste time. I wanted to write this article to help you high school seniors realize this is such an important time in your lives and not to waste one second of it.

To The High School Senior,

Stop. Take a second to think about your last year as a high school kid. Take a long look at the school that you have been at for four years. Where you have made all of your friends and meet some of your favorite teachers. Just take a second. Take a second to walk down the halls and look at everything around. Sit in your classrooms and take it in because one day, you won't be sitting in that classroom every day or ever again. Just take it in.

Take in the tests you don't have to study hours and even days for just to fail the test. Appreciate the easy classes where you sat and done nothing. Tell your teachers thank you for helping you and teaching you everything you need to know for college. Your teachers are there for you, and will even be there for you after you graduate.

Take advantage of seeing your best friends every day. One day, you won't see them but maybe once a month if even that. You all go different ways and that's okay, but just don't take for granted those days at lunch and the days you had with them. All of you will go on to do great things so be happy about that. Just don't waste time arguing with them or fighting with them because you will regret those stupid things after you don't see them.

I didn't go to a lot of high school football games, and now I actually regret it. So as a senior, go and show your school spirit while you can. Once you're an Alumni, the school spirit might still be there, but it isn't the same. Go to the games. Enjoy the pep rally's and the Spirit Week's. Go to sporting events and band competitions and show your support for your friends. I promise they will be so glad that you came for them.

I have to say being a senior in high school was one the best things. You had so many advantages, but so much to get ready for. So many things to prepare for. You think you have all the time in the world to get ready to graduate, but it will fly. You're senior year will go by in the blink of an eye. On May 28th, 2016, I accomplished one the the greatest things in life with some of the best people I have ever met.

I regret now not taking the time to get to know some of the people in my class and going out with my friends, but you live and learn. I want you as a high school senior to just take your time. Go to school and be glad to be there with helpful teachers and all of your friends. The time goes by so fast and I want you to be ready and have lived your high schools years to the fullest. Don't waste your time, go and make the rest of your senior year an unforgettable one!


A High School Alumni

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