Senior Year Begins...
I can still remember the first day of my freshman year, as if it was yesterday. I remember thinking to myself, “I still have four long years to go.” To my surprise, those years flew by and here I am a senior at Lindsay High School. To the freshman like my younger sibling who has told me how four years in high school seems like an eternity, I have answered the same response, “enjoy your high school time, it flies by and you never get to go back to it.”
The morning of my first day of senior year was a little overwhelming. I took a look at my schedule and saw all the classes I was taking, AP English, Ag Econ, physiology, AVID, art, pre-cal, and food service. I thought, “Wow, how am I going to do all of this?
Can I do it?” My AVID teacher always gave us an idea of what senior year was going to look like but it was difficult to believe that it was finally here. My first day went really well but it didn’t hit me that this was my last year in high school, my last opportunity to get my grades up, until I walked into Mrs. Koch’s class. The majority of the students in her class are sophomores and juniors. I had never taken a Home EC class; therefore, I decided to ask a sophomore sitting next to me what that class was going to be about. She answered, “Well, aren’t you a senior?” That’s when it hit me, I am a senior! Even hearing the word "senior" from her mouth gave me the chills. Then I thought to myself, I have been preparing for this year in my AVID class since freshman year I can’t be
afraid of it. I have my family, my AVID family and friends that believe in me and I know I can get through the work load. I’ve always been a motivated student and confident that I can accomplish my goals not only in high school but in college and later life. For that reason, I decided to drop the stress and think for a moment about all the good things that come after graduation. It gave me confidence to think back and realize that I had done my best my last years in high school I've always taken challenging courses. I can do one more year! No problem!
Of course, it is only natural to be slightly concerned about keeping up with deadlines, homework, senior project, and college applications but I have teachers to assist me and I have the resources I need in school and at home. I should be fine if I dedicate more time to doing school work at home and setting my priorities straight. All this work is more beneficial than anything because
I am preparing for the huge responsibilities and strict deadlines in college and later in work. Especially with the career path I want to follow. My dream is to go to a four year university, either Fresno Pacific or San Jose State and major in communication studies with a minor in Spanish language. Later I want to become a government translator in court. In these government related work
fields there are many paperwork and things to be done in a strict amount of time, therefore, the minor stress of senior year helps me become more self-conscious and aware of how things need to be done.
I’m really hoping I can keep up with everything in my education and beyond that I want to reach for as many level fours as I can. Hopefully I do not have to shut off my other responsibilities at home and church. Besides the stress and the new work load, I’m ecstatic about starting a new and last year at Lindsay High School. I’m ready to learn, have fun, participate and most of all graduate, with the people I grew up with and love, the class of 2013.