The Senioritis is Real

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The Senioritis is Real

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Hannah Wavrek, Sports Editor

Senioritis is an expression used by high school students and teachers nationwide. The feeling it evokes is one shared by most seniors—a carefree attitude, mostly towards their classes.

The start of senior year is an important and busy time.  Students apply to college and scholarships, a lengthy process consisting of many essays and tedious forms. They take this on in addition to their social calendar and sports practices, all while trying to keep their grades up.

Thankfully, this stressful time only lasts for about four months.

Once seniors hit second semester, things begin to fall into place.  Many college acceptances have been received or will be in the mail shortly, and they cannot come fast enough! This is the first part of senioritis.  Feelings of wanting to grow up, leave home, and start “real life” run rampant.

The second part of senioritis happens when students have been admitted to college. Since they have reached the culmination of their high school career by being accepted into a college or university, it can be easy to feel as if their work is done. This leads to slacking off, and unfortunately, the occasional slip in grades.

Clearly, the feelings of senioritis give students a false sense of security.  The more that seniors give in to this feeling, the bigger the problems that may come their way.  For example, the “real world” we all yearn to be apart of is hard to take on (or so I’ve been told), and leaving Regina will be a sad wake-up call for all seniors.

Additionally, a lowering of grades and GPA will obviously be reported to all colleges and universities that students applied to. This can lead to scholarships and even admissions being taken away.

As a fellow senior, I get it. No one really has any desire left for high school once that acceptance letter comes in the mail. However, seniors should not let senioritis take everything they have worked so hard for during their four years of high school. All students should work their hardest and give 100% no matter what year it is.

 

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