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Jessica R. on Senior Year, High School Confidential

Senior year was very chill; I didn’t have any hard classes so school was very easy. I also I stayed out of drama so I never had any problems. The only stress I had was figuring out where I was gonna go to college and if I would get into my dream school (University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign).

I learned that I am a very independent person and I’m determined. Throughout this year I didn’t have many friends because I started working and I also had to balance schoolwork and having a boyfriend. Although I didn’t have a social life I was perfectly fine being on my own. Not worrying about friends and focusing on myself is how I got into my dream college. I set many goals for myself and I accomplished them all because I realized I fight for what I want.

My favorite part of high school was my softball season because the whole team felt like a family and the girls were so nice and we all got along. I will always remember this season and miss all the girls a lot! Once a Panther, always a panther.

If I could change one thing about high school I would not be so boy crazy and not spend all my time with only a boyfriend and not with friends. When I started dating my ex boyfriend Anthony I spent so much time with him and not my friends and that how I lost all my friends. I feel like if I wasn’t so wrapped up in the relationship and I would of divided my time I would have more friends right now.

Advice I would give to other girls entering high school is to not waste your time trying to be a “cool kid.” Focus on your self and make you do well in school and then focus on your social life.  Also make sure you get involved at school like for example join clubs, sport, etc.