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This year I am a junior at Birdville High School.
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As a senior in high school, every time I hear the word “college,” an endless list of worries and anxieties runs through my brain like the final credits to an overstaffed movie.
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Candid, peer-to-peer lessons about life after high school from a college freshman
When thinking about college and making future decisions, it is very easy for me to get overwhelmed.
The famed senioritis is already beginning to spiral through my thoughts. As I make list upon list of things I need to get done, I find myself succumbing to distractions.
There are plenty of things I’m hoping to get out of this school year. I’m excited about senior year! When I looked at all the past seniors they looked like they’ve had so much fun and I want to experience all of that, too. That mini feeling of being the “Top of the School.” I’m scared because I know it’s my final year and I want to do extremely well but also enjoy myself. I want to accomplish having great grades in my regular classes and in the college classes I’m taking.
I believe that in life I fit in a relatively eccentric category.
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My goals and expectations for the coming school year are beginning to feel a bit overwhelming.
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Things I’m hoping to get out of the year ahead and goals I’m setting for myself: To simply be proud of myself at the end of the year is my most honest goal.
The best advice I can give my fellow high school students is to be open to change.
I am not exactly sure where I would like to go to college, but I have requirements, expectations, and goals.
Looking back on my experience with the college admissions and future planning process, the phrase “hindsight is 20/20” comes to mind.