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Senior year at North Central High School

Posted: October 27, 2016 5:24 p.m.
Updated: October 28, 2016 1:00 a.m.

Senior year. Those two words in the same sentence are what every student waits to hear from the time they walk through the doors of high school until they take their final walk across the stage. Seniors have all of the perks; dismissed a solid two minutes before the rest of the student-body, running for homecoming/prom king and queen, and being recognized as a senior athlete.   

While there are many positive aspects, there are also a new set of responsibilities and realizations to accompany these. As the senior class is called to their first class meeting of the year in August, everything is surreal. Shortly into the meeting, the true stresses of senior year surface. There are the mandatory meetings to attend, pictures to be taken, fees to be paid, and items to be ordered to prepare to walk across the stage in May. On top of that, classmates are talking about being accepted to college and earning scholarships. You realize that you definitely need to get serious about your plans after graduation because the “real life” that your teachers have referred to for the past four years is approaching much more quickly than you anticipated. 

Now is the time to decide the major you want to study and the career you want to pursue. It can be so overwhelming at times, but you have to continue to put in hard work in your classes to get to the end. Though seniors can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, the traffic around you has not come to a halt.

Seniors learn early to take it in stride and to just enjoy their last year of high school. Attend the football games and cheer as loud as you can, run for homecoming queen no matter what others say you should do, and spend as much time as you can with your friends. Once this year is over and everyone goes their separate ways for college, you will always remember the years spent in high school. So, to all the seniors, enjoy this year and all the memories that come with it because you worked hard to get where you are.

Logan Coates is a student at North Central High School


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