The majority of the focus in these final days is about the class of 2019 graduating after a long, hard year, but what about the class of 2020? They are just a little over a week away from becoming seniors, and they have some big plans.
While looking back on the three years of high school they have already completed, they noticed some great memories they had with their classmates and teachers.
Johnna Bloch loved how Mr. Pruessner was able to banter back and forth with his students in class.
McKenzie Overschmidt just liked how active she was throughout high school so far.
“My favorite memory is making it to state for cross country my freshman year, and getting third place,” Grace Allgaier stated.
Hannah Knoppe said, “My favorite memory I've made so far has to be when the juniors decorated for prom. We all came together and worked hard to get the job done, and we worked diligently in order for everyone to be involved. It was just a really nice time to set aside all differences and come together.”
“Winning Homecoming queen and becoming president of NHS and reporter for FBLA” is what made Lexy Sidwell’s junior year a success for her.
Destiny Lafferty loved having fun with her classmates during Leadership Week.
But that is enough looking back, it is time to start looking forward. Senior year comes with a lot of pressure. They want you to know what you want to do after high school. You are expected to know exactly what major you want to go into and what you want to do with your life. Then there are some that think senior year shouldn’t just be a time for worrying about life after high school (although students should think about it at some point). It is a time to have fun!
Johnna Bloch, like many of her classmates, wants to make a lot of memories with her friends before they have to go off to college.
The entire class of 2020 reports looking forward to their senior trip next April.
There are those few students, like Hannah Knoppe, that are excited about the whole thing. Hannah said it best: “[she is] looking forward to entering the home stretch of high school. [She is] excited to do [her] very lasts of everything and to start prepping for college.”
As I have said before, some think this is a time to get your life together, and some think this is a time for fun. However, these students have already formed their own expectations for the year.
For instance, McKenzie Overschmidt thinks that it will be both funny and fast.
“I expect it to be a lot more hectic than all the rest of my high school years, and I hope that I get a lot of opportunities for new things that might help me out in the future,” Grace Allgaier said.
Going along with both of these girls, Hannah Knoppe stated, “I expect it to go by as fast as this year has gone by and for it to be exciting. I hope and expect to get a lot of things prepared for college and have a better understanding of how stepping into the workforce will be like.”
Lexy Sidwell wants to get great grades and become more confident in what she decides to do after high school.
Destiny Lafferty plans to work hard her senior year so that she can get into a good college.
As you can see, these juniors are ready to become seniors. Not that any of these students need it, but good luck! End this year with a bang and make sure you start next year on the right foot.