Having like-minded individuals around you is a major component in a great high school experience. Ultimately, it’s all a matter of staying true to what you believe personally and following your moral compass, even in the foggiest conditions. You’re hunched over your notes, knuckles white and shaky from too much Red Bull, eyeballs rereading the words over and over, with the hopes that your brain will retain enough information to regurgitate out tomorrow and get a passing grade on that final your teacher had been reminding you about since Day One. So is it possible for a student to succeed despite their egregious work ethic?This can either end in one of two ways – you pass out from pure exhaustion and wake up to the sun’s morning rays gleaming beams of disappointment on your face, or you manage to cram everything into your mind before passing out, only to wake up and realize you’ve forgotten pretty much everything except some useless fact that won’t even help you on the extra credit question. What I’ve learned is that yes, it’s okay to procrastinate every now and then – okay, pretty much all the time. First and foremost, if you’re going to procrastinate, you better be doing something worthwhile.
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That’s why finding a balance is an important skill to master.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gone into the bathroom and spotted a couple kids cutting class in the stalls.
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She has worked as a Social Studies Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and an SAT Prep Teacher.So if you want to make high school the best four years of your life, do the things that you enjoy.But if you’re like me and also want to have a good academic standing, then unfortunately, those enjoyable activities may have to be put aside.However, I didn’t realize high school was the best four years of their lives because they made it the best years of their lives.I didn’t realize that if I also wanted to have the best four years of my life, I needed to do things I actually enjoyed doing.Growing up, I’ve heard adults say, “High school was the best four years of my life!” Because of that, I expected to have a blast when I entered freshman year. After 13 years of earsplitting alarm clocks, uncomfortable desks and chairs, repulsive cafeteria lunches, looming finals and exams, missing mechanical pencils and invigorating group projects – it’s time for graduation.After you walk across that stage in June, everything is going to change. You’ll be reminded of how you got here, what you learned, and what experiences were most meaningful to you.I’m proud to say the friend group I’ve been with throughout my high school experience has been one that has taught me great skills, encouraged me to learn from my mistakes, and been perceptive to my flaws.Unfortunately, I also know many who have fallen victim to the negative side of peer pressure – herd mentality – whatever you want to call it.