1. Enjoy senior year: senior year is the last year that you are in high school with is still in one place. Stop and smell the roses, you all will be going off to different places and will have to travel or go back home during breaks in order to see each other. Yes it is important to keep up grades senior year and do well in school, but make sure you are having fun along the way.
2. Take advantage of all opportunities: Go join that club you may be interested in, go to all the sporting events, plan trips with friends and make memories that will last a lifetime. And take pictures to reflect on past memories which will give you greater ideas for the future.
3. You don’t need to know what you want to do and don’t let anyone tell you that you should have everything figured out: Going off to college is a learning experience and you do not need to know what major you are going to be or the exact career and job that you want. The vast majority of students going off to college will change their majors and switch mindsets and career goals along the way.
4. Spend time with your family: Just like your friends, this year will be one of the last times that you will be around your family the majority of your time. You will only be around them on trips or breaks from school so get to know them a little bit better. You will miss them.
5. Stop comparing you to others: You are an individual and are completely different from the next person. Find out who you are and make sure you are the best version of yourself, not someone else.
6. Don’t burn bridges: Some people at the end of high school will distance themselves from one another because it will be the last time everyone will be around each other. Don’t end relationships with friends on bad notes, keep up with people and don’t get into fights with people. You might regret it later on down the road and it is always great to hear from and see old friends.
7. Before you graduate high school, make sure coaches, teachers, students who’ve inspired or influenced you throughout your life know about it: Thank the people who have shaped you throughout your life. It’ll mean the world to them and might open up doors later on down the road.
8. Don’t get too caught up in the college rush: Where you go is not who you’ll be. If you get denied from a school then so what, its not the end of the world. It doesn’t matter where you go off to, what matters is what type of person you will be. You could go to the most elite school and not do anything or you could go to another school and be active and have the time of your life. Don’t get caught up in the admissions/college frenzy, you will be alright, and you will have a good experience and a home wherever you go.