I think if a student isn’t ready for college by their junior year of high school, they should be prepared to take a gap year after they graduate; it will help them out in the long run. Works Cited Lazaro, G. (2013, October 23). Gap year success depends on student circumstances. Daily Nebraskan. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/article_199cd8f6-3ba0-11e3-97c6-001a4bcf6878.html Ma, A.
My best friend use to tell me to stay strong and ignore the ignorance. I was slowly falling apart. Every senior cannot wait until homecoming week. A week of reminiscing over the past homecomings, visualizing the growth over the years, and a week of activities for the last time. Being that I won homecoming princess my junior year, I was confident I would be nominated.
Senior year. The year known for its “lasts” of everything and the start of one 's adulthood. It’s also a busy part of life- college applications, college acceptance, graduation, and even get to know what the terminal disease “senioritis” feels like. Senior year is the last year that I will get the chance to cheer on the football team every Friday night, running track every Thursday, as well as seeing my favorite teachers on a day to day basis. This year is my year, the year that is going to change everything that I have ever known.
High school seniors are usually seventeen, eighteen or even nineteen when they graduate and advance on to college. That is about thirteen years of school with a three month break in between each grade. I do not believe that is enough time for your brain to recharge, especially when transitioning into a completely new and advanced learning environment. Its proven that going into new environ... ... middle of paper ... ... the odd one out because you would be a year behind them. Universities usually accept people right out of high school.
My senior year My senior year of high school was one of the most exciting, yet stressful year combined. Not only did I have to worry about keeping up with my grades, but also graduating on time. As I walked into spring woods high school for the last time all these thoughts were running through my mind and I just couldn’t wait to start my senior year and what it had in stored for me. As I got my schedule, I was curious to find out who my teachers were going to be and how they were going to be. I wasn’t worried if I had any friends or strangers in my classes.
It is that time of year once more, exams, graduation, packing up the room, but in a moment such as this I can take time to reflect upon what I’ve accomplished throughout my senior year. In just a short 180 days, so much has happened. Sports seasons came and went, dances, school functions, but one thing remained a constant, AP work. I remember at the end of last year that I didn’t want to take AP literature and composition, I wanted to just be able to coast through my senior year, get by with minimal effort and besides, I would never be any good at the material anyway. That is when my parents stepped in and forced me to take it, as well as AP United States Government and Politics, and it may have been the greatest interception of all time.
During my warm up, freshman year, I was lost in the crowd of everyone and was afraid to be myself. The first mile, my sophomore year, I worked out some of my nerves and started to become myself. Junior year, the second mile of my high school race, I worked on myself and really decided on the person I wanted to be. The last year of high school, my third mile, has been one of the best years to date and leaves me hopeful for the future. The “race” that is high school has been one of the most unforgettable races I have ever been apart of and is just a small portion of the race of my
After four years, we are finally gathered on the steps of what we thought we'd never come to. We are graduating, finally shedding the familiar and embarking on a world of "what's-next?" Despite that, though, today is perhaps most importantly a day to remember our past. In the entire childhood of memories that each of us has accumulated, beginning roughly when we were still young enough to believe braces are cool, some of the most vivid and influential are from this campus. The high school years are mainly those in which a person leaves off building their lives around what they have been shown, and begins to select the path they will take for themselves.
Graduation is just a dream you once had. No more school, no more hanging out with friends and no more school events. It’s time to grow up, leave school behind and start to help supporting your family. This is the new life that many teenagers are being forced to live. Every year in the U.S. about 1.3 million students drop out of high school (Sikhan).
Graduation: the last day that I would unwillingly set foot on the fields of Horizon High School. I could feel my heart beating out of my chest, and tried so hard to keep my feet moving one after the other in order to maintain my perfect stature. After the two hour wait of opening speeches, class songs, and the calling off of the five hundred plus names that were in front of me, it was finally my turn. As my row stood up and we walked towards the stage it had set in at last, this is it, I am done. My high school career ended on that night, but it didn’t close the book that is my life, it only started a new chapter, and with it came a whole slue of uncertainties.