Class of 2013

Dr. Hopper


After our big snowfall, it is hard to believe that March is upon us! The school year has gone incredibly fast. Graduation will be here before we know it. I can guarantee three things can/will happen:

1. Seniors will have to push through, in some cases, a virus called “senioritis.”

2. Seniors will be getting very sentimental as the year comes to a close.

3. Graduation will be on May 19th, 7 p.m. at Family Arena, ready or not.

Senioritis is a crippling disease that will often strike second semester seniors. Symptoms include but are not limited to the following: dismissive attitude, excessive absence, apathy, lack of studying, and a drop in grade point average. In fact, some cases have proven deadly to the carrier’s grades. Worst case scenarios have them hearing, “Welcome Class of 2014!” A cure for senioritis is keeping focus on what is important and having good work habits through to the end. It speaks to the individual when they work hard and finish strong, no matter the circumstances!

I have seen 300 pound football players crying their eyes out over the thought of leaving high school, not hanging out with their friends every day at lunch, missing the routine over the last four years, etc. This will intensify for many all the way through May 15th, the last day for seniors. Enjoy every moment. Do everything you can between here and there. There is no do over after this point in time. This is all natural. Make your last days count and make positives for your memory bank.

Graduation is a rite of passage into adulthood. If you do not have a plan yet, make one. You should be considering and finding out what it takes to get you to the next step in your life. Whether it is college, career, military, or fill-in-the-blank, have a plan. Realize it is normal for the plan to change. Many people go to college expecting to do one thing, only to realize it isn’t what they should do. Life should be an adventure, but planning can help steer you in fruitful directions.

On behalf of the staff, it has been a privilege and honor to serve you, Class of 2013!