Five things upcoming seniors should know

For most people, senior year goes by in a flash. Although it may not seem important now, it’s not unusual for seniors to regret not making the most of their last year. Keep these things in mind in preparation for graduation.


  1. Go to every school event possible. Football games, homecoming, or even the school play are all important parts of high school. Some of the best memories from high school can come from these events where everyone is all together having a good time. Working can sometimes seem like the better option over going to a basketball game, but it can be worth it to support your classmates.
  2. Enjoy time with friends. It may seem crazy to leave childhood friends. It’s important to spend as much time with them as possible. Go to school events with them and spend time on the weekends together. Soon they will all be on their own paths of life and everyone will be going different places.
  3. Spend time with family. It can be hard to think that someday we won’t be living with our parents and siblings, but it comes sooner than expected. Spend as much time with them and try to balance time with them along with work or friends. It’s hard to tell where life will take someone, sometimes it’s far away from home.
  4. Fill out scholarships, but don’t stress over them. College is expensive. It’s nice to receive scholarships to help cover some of those costs, but it isn’t the end of the world if all of them aren’t filled out or someone doesn’t receive one. There will always be other things that can help with college costs.
  5. Act like a senior. Seniors are the top of the totem pole. They are looked up to by everyone, so it’s important to be a good example. Nobody is ever too cool to make friends with underclassmen, they deserve respect as well as seniors. If a senior is nice to someone, that will be their lasting impression on them.


Senior year goes by fast, so it’s important to make the most of it. It will go by in the blink of an eye. Enjoy the end of childhood, but make sure to prepare for the future.