How to Survive Senior Year

By Qu’Chae Madison

Being a senior in high school can be very stressful, from bridge projects to HSAs. It can be your most stressful year.Your freshmen to your junior year are usually easier years.  One important thing to remember is “the earlier the better.”  If you know you need 75 community service learning hours by your Senior Year, DON’T wait until senior year.  If you can, start earning hours your freshmen year in high school. Try asking teachers if they need help with things around the classroom.  For hours, volunteer at a nursing home or a church.  These are just a few things you could do.  The best thing would be to get most, if not all, of your hours out of the way.

Here are a few tips that will help you get through your Senior year:

*Don’t procrastinate – Don’t wait until the end to try and get hours or to try and ask teachers for work, etc.  They will probably say,”no”.  Make sure you handle your business early.
*Be On Time – The earlier you are to class every day, the more likely you are to be successful, pay closer attention, and ultimately pass your classes.
*Do Your Best – Even if you do get an answer wrong, try, and ask for help.  Do your best.
*Ask For Help- If you don’t understand something, raise your hand and ask for help. Ask questions to better understand.

Illustration by Rose Hershman

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