The holidays can be stressful, especially around Christmas. The following shows what people do with the stress associated with the end of the semester and the holiday season.
When asked about stress during the holidays, Haleigh Nicholas, a sophomore, said, “I [kind of] get a bit stressed out. I have to buy presents, but not a lot. It's more about the grades part. Finals are coming up and report cards are coming out soon, so I'd like to have my grades up a little.”
Destiny Lafferty, a junior, said that she gets a little stressed out. She has to keep up her grades, since she is enrolled at the Four Rivers Career Center. “I have to keep my grades up so I can continue my scholarship.”
A lot of people have said that since they have jobs and schoolwork, it is a little harder to balance these things. Finals are going to start and the semester is ending. People who have a ninety-five percent or higher get out of that class’s final, so getting that grade is important to a lot of people. After winter break, things start to decompress.
Cassandra Kuhlmann, a sophomore, said, “Grades are important. I want to have the best grades that I can, but doing that is kind of a struggle, with shopping for presents for people and dealing with all the crazy family stuff.”
“I’d like to have my algebra grade up. It’s not where I’d like it to be, so I’m trying to get it up. I want to get out of the final at the end of the semester,” said a student in one of Mr. Pruessner’s algebra classes.
Whatever the students do during the holidays, whether it’s study extra hard for tests or work hard on the homework, it definitely pays off in the end.