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Z on Senior Year, High School Confidential

Senior year was the best year of high school; I had the time of my life. Except for all the papers and exams, but nobody likes that stuff anyway. I ran track and played soccer at the same time and ended up going down state in track. I have made so many new friends that I wish I had made the first year I came to Res.

Looking back freshman year at Von I just want to laugh, what was I thinking? Not doing my homework, not studying, ditching class and almost failing every class. Coming to Res I learned that what I do today will affect me tomorrow. I became more serious about the things I needed to do, it may have taken me a while but I got it. I have also learned that I am a stronger individual. I remember being afraid to tell someone how I feel; now I will tell you to your face. WOAAHH, that was a big thing for me!  I learned how to open up and just be myself and be accepted. And it feels amazing. High school has taught me academically, but teaching me individually and personally is something that I will always remember.

The advice I would give to teenagers who are about to enter high school is:

1. Start out on the right foot and stand on that right foot for the rest of your life.

2. Do your freaking homework and turn it in.

3. STUDY. STUDY. STUDY. And not just for 2 minutes or 30 minutes.

4. Be a good friend, because your friends will always be there for you when you need them.

5. Get involved! Do a sport or join a club.

6. Don’t be afraid of seniors. They were you once.

7. Have the time of your life. Because when high school is over, it’s over. You only get one shot at these 4 years of your life when you find out who you truly are. So make it count.