CarolineTomczak, Seniors Editor
With only a little more than a semester left until May 26th, the day we all have been waiting for since freshman year is finally just around the corner. With the anticipation leading up to May, it is inevitable to look back at the great (and the not-so-great) memories of our four-year journey of high school. While I look back and remember the awkward experiences throughout high school, like not knowing where my classes are; and the great experiences, such as Friday night lights, I want to show the class of 2020 how to make the most out of your four short years at Chattahoochee.
- Always give 110%.
No matter what the challenge is, whether it’s getting an “A” in AP Bio or making the varsity sports team: always, always give it your all. This really comes into play right now for seniors, during the nerve racking application process and opening your letter from your dream school and seeing the words “congratulations” or “unfortunately.” You don’t want to have any regrets like, “Oh, if only I tried harder.”
- Be yourself.
When I was a freshman, I would always worry about what others would think, which is not the best idea. Don’t worry about whether or not you have the latest clothes or the new iPhone, just be yourself. I promise you more people will like you just for being you.
- Try to attend all school events.
This one is important. You are only in high school once– after high school you won’t have the opportunity to be able to go to football games every Friday with all of your closest friends. Many seniors haven’t been to most of the school events, and really wish that they took advantage of this great opportunity earlier throughout their freshman and sophomore year. Marissa Klee (SR), stated that her favorite memory from Friday night football games, “This past year, was really the first year that I went to all of the football games and I enjoyed every second of them; I wish I would’ve went to more of them earlier throughout high school.”
- Be kind to all the people you meet along the way.
Yeah, I totally agree group projects are not always the best; you are assigned to work with a random group with people that you barely know, which may seem like a horrible idea. However, even though you may not be fond of a person at first, always be kind, you never know they could end up being one of your best friends.
- Take risks.
If one of your goals in high school is to play on a varsity sport but you think that you won’t make the team, try out anyway. If you really like a girl and want to ask her to prom or homecoming but you’re not sure if she will say “yes,” ask her anyway. You never know the outcome until you try.
- It’s okay to be the “nerd”, and if you’re not that’s perfectly okay too.
- Have fun, but not too much fun.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking, I may sound just like your mom. Yes, but your mom is right; it is important to have the time of your life in high school and make the most out of every moment, just make sure that you are still on track for reaching all of your goals.
- Set goals.
Before going into freshman year, I made a list of goals that I wanted to meet by the time I graduate high school. This is a great way to be successful and it’s great to look back and see what you have accomplished.
Before you know it, it’s senior year and you’re applying to colleges, planning for the next four years of your life. These past four years have flown by and it’s important to make the most of every moment.
Sincerely, the class of 2017.