First day of school

First day of school

East High School says Welcome Back!

August 14th finally rolled around and I couldn’t have been more excited! It was the first day of school and what made it even more exciting was the fact it was the first day of my SENIOR year! I got to school early to meet up with my friends and I don’t think we could have been more excited! We walked around saying to each other “09?…09!” Nerdy I know, but we were just so excited to finally be starting our senior year at East High.

The first day jitters I had experienced the previous years seemed to just disappear. As I walked into the school and around the rest of the day I held myself high because I knew that I was now at the top of the totem pole! My friends and I were untouchable, or so it seemed. It is finally our turn to rule the school and we can hardly wait to see what the school year has to offer us!

Although being a senior is amazing, it is also very humbling in a sense. The under classmen are expected to respect you, but at the same time, I feel that the same under classmen deserve respect from me in return. Sure, occasionally scaring one may be slightly entertaining, but remembered how I felt being a freshman or even a sophomore, I felt more sympathetic towards the younger students and tried not to come off as too cocky or scary, because I want to be like a lot of the seniors I knew the past years. The seniors I knew were far from scary and treated us under classmen as one of them. That is how I want to present myself to the other students; I want them to view me as approachable.

So as I walked through the halls of East High the very first day of my senior year not only did I feel like I was on top of the world, I also wanted the younger students to see me and look up to me rather than view me as someone scary just because they are a senior. Let’s hope the rest of my school year goes just as smooth as my first day back!

Oh! The Anticipation of the First Day of School

School is a mere 4 days away and I can barely take the wait much longer! I mean, it is my senior year! I’m ready to walk through the halls knowing that I am now the oldest and most experienced at the school.

Although I am anxious, at the same time there is a lot of pressure! Knowing I am the oldest also makes me realize that the younger students, especially the freshmen entering the IB program, will be looking up to me. I realized that I will be setting an example so even though I am a senior, I don’t want to make myself look like an idiot or do something completely ridiculous that the freshmen will see and think its OK to do. So with my senior year not only comes fun, but also much more responsibility since students, no matter what grade, look up to you.back to school

Also with my senior year comes the realization that next fall, I will be heading of to college on my own. Thinking about it, I have a lot to learn before I go off! I mean, I don’t even know how to do my own laundry yet! It’s just weird to think about, in one year I will be almost 100% independent. This makes me realize that I have a lot of growing up to do, but of course this is a hard thing to accept because I’m the type of person that has always been a kid at heart but everyone has to grow up eventually. With planning on going so far away, I realize I may have to do my growing up here pretty soon to ensure my success going so far away.

So with my senior year starting in only 4 more days I realize that although I will be facing more responsibility than in recent years, I will also be having so much fun with my friends and everything that will be going on! I have a feeling that things that seemed ridiculous these last couple of years will be so much more exciting and fun since it’s my last chance to do.

Beginning of my Senior Year!

Me. A High School Senior. It’s so hard for me to believe! The bell rang signaling school was out and as the students of East High filed out into the halls screaming and throwing papers I couldn’t help but say to myself “I am now a senior.” Then it seemed so simple, but now I’ve realized that there is so much more to being a senior than just owning the school and scaring the freshmen that dare walk on our turf.class of 2009

While being a senior in high school means you better yell as loud as possible at the pep assembly to win the spirit stick, it includes being responsible and mature, much more so than before. Also, we are faced with one of the most difficult decisions of our life. College. It doesn’t sound so scary, just saying it (or even typing it), but as I have begun looking at colleges, trying to find schools that fit my criteria, I begin to realize how huge of a task this really is and how much effort must be put into the search for the right school.

Something as simple as wanting a small school population can soon lead to other questions such as “What is the student teacher ratio? Are my standardized test scores good enough to even get me past the numbers game? Do they have a football team?! (One of my criteria of course!)”.

And of course these are only a few of the questions that seem to pop out of no where. Although finding colleges that I will not only enjoy myself, but offer me the best education possible may seem difficult and daunting, I am ready to take on the challenge. While doing this never ending college search, I will not allow it to destroy my senior year. Yes, college will be a priority but I will not allow it to run my senior year! So as the summer slowly fades and my final year of high school creeps ever so close, I am prepared to be fully launched into a year that will not only offer excitement and fun, but also learning and growth.


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