Students should not let college ruin senior year

October 11, 2011

By Logan Briggs

Hall Monitor By Logan Briggs Liberty High School

The time is here for this year’s seniors to start stressing out about what colleges to apply to and whether or not they will be accepted. It happens every year, so why should this year be any different?

As I have been going on recruiting trips to various universities during the past month, there is one phrase that every student I have come across tries to impart upon me, no matter the school they attend…

“Deciding to come to [insert name of university here] was the best decision I have ever made. I love this school and am extremely happy here. You should come here.”

As a swimmer, I hear this from many of the universities’ swim team members. However, I also hear plenty of nonswimmers say the same thing.

Perhaps the unsatisfied members of the college choose to stay quiet on the matter, as I have never heard anyone tell me, “I didn’t get into my top choice so I was forced to come here,” or “I really don’t like it here. I suggest you find another school.”

From the copious number of people advocating their respective universities, I would venture a guess that the majority of high school seniors, even if initially disappointed in the colleges that accepted them, find some way over the summer to convince themselves that they love their school. Either aspects regarding their selected school emerge after acceptance or they simply refuse to accept the fact that they are unhappy with their decision, but it seems that most college bound seniors need not be devastated by the rejection of their top choice.

Likewise, unnecessary worrying about college admissions will likely do more harm than good. Seniors should enjoy their senior year, and trust that in all probability, they will love the college they end up attending.

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