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TITLE: Diary of a Senior: Big Discovery GRADE LEVELS: 9-12 CONTENT AREAS: English, Advisory, Life…
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After a long, exhausting junior year, it’s refreshing to be able to move on in my academic career. I have often heard that the most important part of high school is junior year and the beginning of senior year, so it feels like I’m on the downhill stretch at this point.
Last year I challenged myself with seven rigorous classes. This year, however, I plan on having a lighter schedule, primarily to give myself time to focus on applying to colleges and enjoying my senior year.
This year, my senior year of high school, is going to bring forth many opportunities and blessings that I am looking forward to. Many great things have happened in my high school career already, but this is the year to put all of the things I have learned, seen and experienced together to produce a final result.
So what goals should I have? What can this year give me? Basically, I am looking forward to molding myself into the best person I can be.
As much as we’d like to deny its existence, senior year is slowly but surely approaching. Soon, scholarly matters will fill our heads and the summer will be a distant memory.
On one hand, I’m completely stoked to start school especially as a senior, a top dog, the head honcho if you will, because not only is it our last year in high school, but it will also be the beginning (yes it is indeed cheesy) of the rest of our lives.
On the other hand, I’m utterly terrified of the road that lays ahead, a road consisting of the dreaded college applications, the worry and fear of seemingly inevitable rejections from respective colleges and the separation anxiety that awaits us as we leave for college.
Everybody tells me, “Your senior year should be your easiest and best year,” but I just don’t know about that. I am very excited about my senior year, but I’m also scared of the trials that it’s going to bring with it.
What I would like more than anything this year is certainty. I want certainty about which college to attend, which major to choose and which career I should go into.
I have many ideas about college and many pictures in my mind of places where I will be happy, challenged and successful. But what I want is the absolute knowledge that I am doing what I’m meant to do.
Hi! My name is Annmarie Stewart, and I go to Black Hawk High School in the little town of South Wayne, Wisconsin. However I was born in Skokie, Illinois.
I moved here when I was three and I’ve lived here ever since. When I was in middle school, I heard about many good times in high school from my older siblings and it’s exciting now that I, too, am in high school!
I’m most excited about driving, volunteering at concession stands to raise money for prom, new class experiences and subjects in school. However, I’m not without fear.