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How can I ensure my final year of high school is memorable?

I'm going into my senior year, and I want to make sure I strike a good balance between having fun and staying focused on academics. For those of you who felt like you had a really fulfilling senior year, what did you do? Any specific activities or classes you recommend that made the year stand out?

8 months ago

Hey there! I totally get where you're coming from - it's your last year, and you want to make it count. My kid found that being proactive about creating memories was super helpful. They joined a new club that wasn't related to their college major, just for fun, and made a lot of new friends. It was a cooking club, and they still talk about how much they enjoyed the 'Iron Chef' competition they did.

Another suggestion is to attend events that you usually wouldn't consider, like a sports game if you're not typically into sports, or the school play. You might discover a new interest! Senior year can also be a great time to take a class that's outside of your usual track, like an art class if you're a STEM student. It's kind of a 'now or never' scenario, and those can often be the most rewarding experiences.

Lastly, don’t forget about documenting the year. Encourage your friends to take photos and videos at events or even just during lunch. You’ll thank yourself later when you look back at these snapshots of your life. Just remember to strike a balance — soak in the moments but keep your eye on the future goals. Have a fantastic senior year!

8 months ago

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