High School Is What You Make of It

Claire Sciandra, Class of 2021

While going through high school, you sometimes don’t realize how much you’re going to miss some of the people who have impacted your life in the biggest ways until your senior year is coming to an end. All of the long nights studying, rough mornings where you wake up exhausted where all you want to do is hit snooze on your alarm, makes it easy for you to disregard all of the amazing things that are happening right in front of you. As cliche as it sounds, every day, you’re paving the way for how your life will be in the future. The hard work that you put in now is going to get you where you want to be. Don’t let the friends you get to see every day be taken for granted because it’s easy to dismiss their importance in your life when you have a reason to see them everyday at school. Although it’s amazing and exciting to think about going to college, soon you’ll realize that it will be your turn to graduate and my biggest advice to any underclassman is to live your life everyday how YOU want, so that you can look back with no regret.

With that being said, be kind to people. Be accepting and understanding and be the person who goes out of their way to make sure people feel heard and appreciated. It’s so easy to become wrapped up in popularity and social media that we tend to forget that none of that truly matters. The relationships that you form with people and the impacts you make on other’s lives will have lasting effects. Lastly, remember that social media isn’t real. Love yourself and your friends for who they are and stop comparing yourself to others based on how many likes you get and how many followers you have. Instead, build deep relationships with people that are fulfilling and worthwhile. Have fun and stop caring so much about what other people think. Enjoy high school and live it how you want it, no matter what people try to tell you. Oh, and join the dance team :)!

Claire Sciandra, Class of 2021

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