Me. A High School Senior. It’s so hard for me to believe! The bell rangsignaling school was out and as the students of East High filed out into the halls screaming and throwing papers I couldn’t help but say to myself “I am now a senior.” Then it seemed so simple, but now I’ve realized that there is so much more to being a senior than just owning the school and scaring the freshmen that dare walk on our turf.
While being a senior in high school means you better yell as loud as possible at the pep assembly to win the spirit stick, it includes being responsible and mature, much more so than before. Also, we are faced with one of the most difficult decisions of our life. College. It doesn’t sound so scary, just saying it (or even typing it), but as I have begun looking at colleges, trying to find schools that fit my criteria, I begin to realize how huge of a task this really is and how much effort must be put into the search for the right school.
Something as simple as wanting a small school population can soon lead to other questions such as “What is the student teacher ratio? Are my standardized test scores good enough to even get me past the numbers game? Do they have a football team?! (One of my criteria of course!)”.
And of course these are only a few of the questions that seem to pop out of no where.Although finding colleges that I will not only enjoy myself, but offer me the best education possible may seem difficult and daunting, I am ready to take on the challenge. While doing this never ending college search, I will not allow it to destroy my senior year. Yes, college will be a priority but I will not allow it to run my senior year!So as the summer slowly fades and my final year of high school creeps ever so close, I am prepared to be fully launched into a year that will not only offer excitement and fun, but also learning and growth.