By: Christine Aifuwa
What your 2018 graduates have to say to you.
The transition from middle to high school can be a tough one for many to adapt to, especially as students gets used to the new standards they now have to live up to. Below are a few wise words the graduating class of 2018 would like the freshmen academy to keep in mind as they progress throughout their high school years:
“I wish I knew my freshman year how much it counts towards my GPA. Do your work when you're supposed to and don’t procrastinate because it will eventually catch up to you! For me, I’ve worked hard for the past three years and I’ve finally made it to where I want to be.”
- Hannah B.
“Stay in school, focus on your classwork and don’t hang around the wrong crowd. Remember studying helps and don’t wait until the night before to do it. It will pay off because becoming a senior feels great! Also, I wish I knew freshman year that there were so many clubs to join because it helps in earning cords and having something to put on my college application. Also, I wish I knew that my freshman counts way more than I thought.”
- Precious A.
“Take it seriously because everything you do now will count later on down the road. Make sure that you choose your friends wisely because in high school you realize that the majority of friends you're with will not be the ones you walk out with. I wish I actually listened my freshman year when people told me that my grades were actually important because even though it feels good to be a senior it took me awhile to get here.“
- Sherrell U.
“Don’t play around and get caught up with boys and drama your freshman year, focus on yourself. The most important thing your freshman year is your GPA! If you don’t take it seriously it’ll be harder to bring it back up for the remainder of your years. “
- Meyling H.
“Don’t mess up, because teachers don’t really care as much as they say they do,it comes to a point where they aren’t going to force or keep up with you anymore.”
- Aries W.
“ Don’t be ugly and do not fail any classes, because your grades are important! ”
- Tyler G.
“ Don’t procrastinate because your freshman year does count. You want to join clubs and get involved early because your goal is to be decorated with cords by the time you walk across that stage and also to remember that people change and those friends you have freshman year might not be the same friends you have senior year.”
- Delaney A.
“ Your freshman year matters the most and if you start failing then you're setting yourself up for failure. After three years of this, trust me, it will feel good to finally be able to leave and start a college career!"
- Loubins D.
Freshman year is by far the toughest year of all. For some the transition can be easy but for others it could be difficult. This year can be one of the most confusing yet exciting years to experience, but despite the struggles you may encounter, the most important thing to keep in mind is that with a little hard work, you'll create a memorable and successful path for yourself.