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High School Survival Guide: Seniors give advice to Freshmen


High school is a learning experience. Losing friends, making friends, taking hard classes, breakups, makeups, strict teachers, overwhelming homework, jobs, sports, siblings, and everything in between. Through all these experiences is four years that make someone who they are. High school is an experience that can never be repeated so why not make the most of it; to help freshmen get through it here’s advice from your fellow seniors.

Grace Gitau: Senior Student Ambassador

“Don’t surround yourself with too many people. You will start to lose those people in the upcoming years. Be confident in yourself, and be unique. Also, don’t try to challenge your fellow seniors. High School goes by fast. One minute you are a freshman the next you are a graduating senior.”       

Ty’Aira Hawkins: Pridettes 

“Your goals give you the drive to work for. Your education is the most important thing you can have so make sure it comes first, be yourself, don’t try to fit in with the crowds, and be respectful to your teachers, administrators, and others. Live out your high school life to the fullest. It’s only 4 years.”

Christen Brown: Color Guard

“Keep within your friends circle but also don’t be afraid to meet new people, try to be in clubs, go to different school activities, and stay out of trouble. It will follow you for the rest of your high school years.”



Jaiden Reddick

“Focus on your sleep and get enough of it by going to bed on time. Eating breakfast is important because it gives you energy. Getting into the habit of studying will help you in the long run. Go straight to class, don’t get caught up in the halls and don’t be tardy.”



CJ Ervin: Varsity Basketball 

“Always be nice to your teachers, it’s not ok to be disrespectful. Set time aside for sleep school and your job. When doing school work do it with friends so they can keep you on top of your stuff. Participate, get involved, join a sport, join a club, find your people, join a clique. Don’t be so serious about school, you only have one life to live.”

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