How ’bout them Seniors?!

As the class of 2018 enters their final year of high school, they have a lot on their minds. Not only do they have to balance out school, jobs, and sports, but they also have to worry about College. The beginning of the 2018 school year means the last time to enjoy their high school careers. Football games, Homecoming, Prom and Boat Dance are just a few of the amazing things to experience at Highland Park Senior High. These are events that we want seniors to look back on and smile.

During the first two weeks of senior year, we took the time to go around and ask our new seniors what they thought about their year so far, and what they are looking forward to in the future. Asking these questions gave them more of an idea of what to think about in their future, and what they might want do.

Here are the questions we talked and their responses:

What is one thing you’re looking forward to this year?

John B: Unaware of the school [John B is new to HPSH this year]. I’m excited about my late start and my early release.

Nina C: Going to the dances.

Rasjus J: Football.

Maddie R: Graduating.

Yohannes A: Graduating.

Nicole J: Graduating because you can restart everything. You’re not forced to go to school anymore.

One thing you’re going to miss about high school?

John B: I would say less relationships with people. Everyone knows each other.

Nina C: I’m gonna miss not having a lot of responsibility.

Rasjus: Just being able to see friends everyday.

Maddie R: Seeing my friends.

Yohannes A: I guess my friends and sports because I don’t think I’ll see them or play sports in college.

Nicole J: The relationships with the teachers and students.

What is one thing that has impacted you throughout your high school career?

John B: My sudden change in school had a very heavy impact on me.

Nina C: One thing that has impacted me is my mental health.

Rasjus J: definitely my grades and maintaining them. Procrastination and scheduling them.

Maddie R: Volleyball. It gave me motivation. It gave me a reason to be here.

Yohannes A: I don’t know, sports.

Nicole J: Probably the teachers. The motivation and the way you will be cooked if you miss a few days. 

What do you think the future holds for you?

John B: Own my own business. I don’t want to work for anybody.

Nina C: I think I’ll do something that will benefit myself; hopefully.

Rasjus: That’s a weird question. Hope to get a degree and be a journalist.

Maddie R: Hopefully studying some sort of science. Marine biology or Geology.

Yohannes A: College for two years.

Nicole J: Hopefully going to college and being somewhere on my own. I might stay here.

Even though this is going to be our last high school year, it has just begun. This is the time to develop friendships, make connections, apply to colleges, try new things, and experience many more things. One thing to keep in mind seniors, is to push through the year hard, and finish the year off good. There will be no better feeling than to walk across the stage, receive our diplomas, and say “We did it”.



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