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Goals Going Into Senior Year

We have finally reached May, and I can easily say that I am ready for junior year to be over. In the end, I cannot wait for summer break. However, I have loved being back fully on campus and not having to be taught through a glitchy Teams call. As I look into choosing classes […]

We have finally reached May, and I can easily say that I am ready for junior year to be over. In the end, I cannot wait for summer break. However, I have loved being back fully on campus and not having to be taught through a glitchy Teams call.

As I look into choosing classes for the next school year and touring potential colleges, I want to take it easier than I did this past school year. Junior year was one of the most challenging years, from academics to adjusting fully to coming back to school. I am ready for a break and to start my final year here in August. 

Certain aspects of this year I will truly miss are the seniors I sit with in D set, getting out on Friday’s at 1:50, and not worrying about college applications. Aside from that, I am ready for senior year. A main goal I have is to get to know some new people I haven’t met in my last three years. I also want to procrastinate less, but I haven’t stuck to that one for the last three years. 

Elizabeth Ledesma (‘23) shares the same sentiment: “ I want to be able to manage school work with no stress.” 

“For myself, I want to balance having fun and making the most out of senior year, but also procrastinate less on my work.” Emily Mayes (‘23) shared. 

Along with managing school, it is important to manage our mental health during our final year. “I want to go to the gym every day and take time to focus on myself to prepare for senior year and leaving for college,” Eeshwar Doma (‘23) mentioned.

Others have the focus of sports goals for themselves. “I want to lead our water polo team to a section title,” Jack Vicari (‘23) says.

Most juniors have at least one goal they want to stick with to make the most out of their senior year. Some goals revolve around mentality for the year, others are more future oriented, and the rest simply fall on making the senior year their year. 

“For senior year, I want to get into the college of my choice,” shared Jolie Gomez (‘23).

“I want to meet as many people in this school as possible and get to really know our senior class,” Nolan Fernandez (‘23) says.

While some people have their individual goals, others look at the bigger picture. After being isolated for a year and a half, our class has become closer to each other. The separation has made the Class of 2023 inseparable. 

“I want to create memories with everyone in the class and just make it the best year possible,” says Olícia Martinez (‘23). 

Yet, we all have the hopes of having a calm year. “Let’s leave the petty drama behind and stay unproblematic since it will be our last year,” Eeshwar says.

As the eldest students on campus, we become leaders and establish the energy we want to leave with the school. We are now in charge of bringing the energy to the school.

“As seniors, we need to set a good example for the underclassmen on campus and make the school environment as welcoming as possible,” Emily shared. 

As we close off the year with only a few weeks left, we will return to finish off the school year better than ever. Speaking to everyone, it’s sad to realize that our time here is almost done, but our goals are what make us want to make the year even better. 

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