Relax in high school, but make it count

December 18, 2012

By Savanah Clements

Hall Monitor
Savanah Clements
Skyline High School

The years we spend at high school are considered to be the best years of our lives. We get to make new friends and continue on with the ones from the past, new opportunities, useful lessons and the chance to grow up. High school may be stressful, but it is manageable.

High school throws many challenges at a student, some being academic and others being social. Grades are important and usually the basis of a student’s life; one simple grade change can determine a student’s social possibilities.

The social challenge is one that students can overcome, but it starts out being very difficult. Once one walks into the doors of a high school as a freshman, he or she starts to feel overwhelmed with how the next four years are going to play out.

In movies, high school students are portrayed as mean and authoritative, but in real life that is not how it is. Because of that stereotype, incoming students are already thinking that they are going to get picked on the second they step into the school. In addition to that, they have a fear that has been built up, and they think that they will not fit in with everyone else at the school, but by the next month everyone starts to relax and get along.

“People think teachers are mean and the homework load is huge and you are not even allowed to use Wikipedia, but it is not true,” Skyline High School junior Leia Cathro said.

As students, we feel that the four years we spend at high school should be our best years, because we want to be able to look back and be proud of the experience. The experiences we have at school help shape the individuals into whom we are today.

After all, the memories we have in high school will be like another yearbook to us in the years to come.

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