Farewell From the Class of 2018

May 7, 2018

Opinion

As the seniors finish up their high school career this Thursday, they have written letters of advice and reflection of their time here. First up is Trinity Madrid who warns of the plague that is senioritis. 

Dear Underclassmen,

I am going to start off by saying do as I say, not as I do. It is very easy to give someone
advice, and much harder to actually follow the advice that you give. That being said, I believe in teaching by example. I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my four years at ASK, but hopefully I can keep you from making the same mistakes.
One of the many mistakes I have made is falling into the deep pit that is senioritis. Now,
you may think it is just a myth, or some false illness that keeps senior from being productive, but I assure you that it is very real. This illness will eat every little bit of your initiative, almost like a parasite, but you must fight it away at all cost. Otherwise you will be stuck writing a letter to underclassmen for extra credit, and trust me, you don’t want to be stuck doing that.
Another thing you must make sure to do is stay out of drama. Yes, I know that an average
day in your young lives is like a highly developed soap opera, but you will be much better off by picking and choosing your battles. Not every person needs to know how upset you are are this that and the other. Take up a hobby, hit a wall, or just learn to not sweat the small stuff. You will be much better off in the long run, and have far more friends.

Finally, I suggest that you take AP classes as you get further into your high school career.
This is mainly due to the fact that it counts towards college credit, as well as provides a curve to your GPA. But, whatever you do, do NOT follow in my footsteps and take 4 AP tests all scheduled for the same week. You will not be sleeping and spend most of your allowance on redbull; it isn’t worth it.
I am sure that there is so much more that I could warn you about but, sadly, most of this
you will just have to learn for yourself, much like I did. It is going to be a wild ride, but know that everyone has made mistakes.You just have to learn to get past them, and pray that those who come after you do not follow in your footsteps.

Trinity Madrid

Click on the following links to read other letters from seniors.

Lum

Worker

Madsen

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