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Seniors last stretch

Katie Shanahan Jon Jee Staff Published: April 2, 2012 8:49 AM

As a sophomore, it is hard for me to understand the effects of Senioritis. I walk through the halls and look at my fellow classmates and friends and wonder what high school will be like without them. To me, I look at the more sentimental side of graduation; thinking about leaving my friends, family, and home gives me a bittersweet feeling.

Some may agree with me and see the mournful side of leaving JGHS behind, but for many, they cant wait to dip their toes into the future. The three biggest obstacles I face until graduation are Senioritis, Senioritis, and Senioritis, said senior Erin Shade.

Senioritis as described by Urban Dictionary is A crippling disease the strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweat pants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as graduation.

Unfortunately these symptoms are contagious to not only seniors but also to the rest of the student body. Walking down the hall way, I find it humorous how many students are in sweat pants and sweat shirts just trying to make it through the day, but sometimes I dont seem to see many seniors at all. Once again, this shows how Senioritis is starting to affect the students of JGHS.

The biggest struggle for some seniors as the end of the school year approaches seems to be the ever dreaded COURT CASES in Government teacher Deb Riders class. In order to graduate, seniors must pass these court cases, making this the one last big hurdle to get over before they put on that cap and gown. The three biggest obstacles Ill face until graduation are Senioritis, court cases, and AP tests, said senior Megan Heacock.

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To get myself through the last nine weeks of school, I just think about summer and no more homework, but to seniors, its all about that final stretch. I am taking it class period by class period, said senior Maggi Anderson.

Even though were still two months away from graduation, emotions are running high as the big day approaches. I think I will miss everything, my friends and the community, because those are what make JGHS, said Anderson. However, some are more eager to take the next step.

Graduation cant come soon enough, said senior Morgan Feeney.

Moving on and growing up is something that makes me excited and a little scared, and I still have two years left; I can only imagine how it feels only having nine weeks until all of that becomes a reality. Being a senior is something that most people get excited about, until it actually gets here. They say these are the best years of your life, and I think many seniors would agree. My year has been good, said senior Dakota Baker. It went by way too fast, but it has been fun. Senior Zack Atkins agrees with Baker, My year has been fun, and I wouldnt trade it for anything.

As the year gets closer and closer to the end, most high school students feel they are on an emotional roller coaster. Seniors have their thoughts and opinions on how they think the year went, and most have a pretty good list of advice that they have conjured up from their years of experience at John Glenn High School.

Underclassmen: Dont take any day for granted. Yes, youll complain about how much you hate school now but as it gets closer to the end, youll realize just how much you love your little town high school. Juniors: Make every day of your senior year count! Live every moment to the fullest and dont rush graduation because as soon as it is here, youll wish for your first day of freshman year back, PROMISE, said senior Abbie Lyons.

The ups and downs of high school can be rough, but I think I speak for everyone when I agree that these years are the best years of our lives.


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