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How High School Seniors Can Hit the Ground Running This Fall

How High School Seniors Can Hit the Ground Running

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Being a senior is a pretty big deal. You’re the oldest, the smartest, and before you know it, you’ll be emptying your locker and kissing the school buses and bells goodbye forever! Sure, you could sleep through your classes and skip days. You could take that early dismissal every chance you get. You could blow off your assignments and call it “senior-itis.” But is that really how you want to spend your last year?

This is your last chance to score the lead in the musicals, to make captain of your swim team, and to break personal records. This is your last opportunity to get to know your classmates before you all part ways and only see one another through the lens of a Facebook page. The time to make a difference is now. Here’s how you can hit the ground running this fall!

“It Ain’t Over till the Fat Lady Sings.”

It’s hard to care about high school academics when you’re so close to the end. It gets even harder when you have an acceptance letter in your hand, and your exciting future is quickly beginning to sketch itself right before your eyes! Hard as it may be, it’s crucial that you maintain your motivation and continue to work hard! The truth is, until you have that diploma in your hand, it isn’t over. There will be plenty of time to celebrate (like all summer) when you really have finished your journey! Don’t start the party too soon, as there can still be consequences.

Seize the Year

Since you’re here another year, you may as well make the very most of it. Even if you’re dying to get out, and you think you will never want to see these people or go through this experience again, there will be times you look back on it fondly. Don’t give yourself the chance to wonder if you missed out on an opportunity. Try out for cheerleading if you always wanted to. Go to homecoming, whether you have a date or not. Take an art class, just for the heck of it! Ask that guy or girl out! What do you really have to lose at this point?

Don’t Take Your Reputation Too Seriously

A year from now, you will be somewhere new, with a different life, and new friends to add to your old ones. Most of the people you see on a daily basis, you probably won’t see much, or ever again for that matter. Don’t waste your energy trying to impress the girls in the front row who made it clear back in elementary school that they don’t want to be your friend. Don’t spend the year trying to correct a rumor you once heard about yourself. You’ve got one year left, and it’s not worth it! Focus your energy on what you are going to do, and what you’re going to become! It’s your future that matters now.

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Your Senior Year Bucket List

Categories: College Life

After three great years at school, you’ll begin your senior year and wonder how the time has passed so quickly. With just one more year left of college, making a bucket list of things to accomplish before you graduate is a great way to go out with a bang. At the beginning of the year, gather with your friends and create a list of everything you want to experience one final time in college. Make a single list or break it into categories and check them off as you go!

Restaurants

Your town will have famous local landmarks that are loved by everyone and usually have a signature dish that’s good enough to be featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives. If you haven’t already frequented these eateries, they can be great additions to your bucket list, and will be an experience that will tie you back to your university community.

There are also likely to be restaurants around that have always interested you, but you haven’t been to yet because they are on the fancier side. These places are perfect for your bucket list as well. Go to dinner to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions, and enjoy the higher end of what your town has to offer.

University Events

Your school may have a great performing arts program, well-known a cappella troupe, or other groups on campus that put on shows throughout the school year. Student performances belong on your bucket list because they showcase the talents of your peers and can be a really fun experience. Admission is usually free or only costs a few dollars.

Local Attractions

Wherever your school is located, there will be local attractions that you’ll want to visit before you graduate. Berry picking in Michigan, surfing in California, going to the Kentucky derby, and other location-specific activities will create great memories for you and your friends. Adding these experiences to your bucket list will help you have the full college experience expected at your school.

Bar Crawl

Now that you’re 21 and legal to drink, different bars in town are a great way to pad your bucket list. You can plan a bar crawl, and hit all these spots in a night or a weekend, or intersperse visits throughout the year. College town bars provide a unique experience that you’re sure to miss once you graduate.

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