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A Letter of Wisdom to Our Upcoming Seniors

The class of 2024 hands in the legacy to the class of 2025
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Dear Class of 2025, 

As you find yourselves steps away from becoming seniors, I want to put out there a genuine congratulations. This upcoming year is significant not only for us, current seniors and soon entering the real world, but for you guys because it’s a moment of anticipation, nostalgia, and excitement, as you prepare to close a chapter and embark on the next. Having just been in your shoes, there are a few pieces of advice I hope will guide you through this crucial year. 

Firstly, enjoy and appreciate every moment. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of college applications, senior projects, and the countless amount of responsibilities that come with being the role model that the younger grades look up to. But take time to enjoy the little things you might think are insignificant, lunch with friends, study sessions, and even the monotonous routine of daily classes. These moments will stay with you long after taking off your cap and gown. 

Academically, senior year can be intimidating. Balancing classes, extracurricular activities, and the pressure of future plans can feel overwhelming. My advice: stay organized and manage your time wisely. Create a schedule that allows for both study and relaxation. Burnout is real, and it’s essential to find a balance that works for you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help—from teachers, counselors, or peers. They are there to support you. When it comes to college applications, remember that your worth isn’t determined by acceptance letters. Rejection is not a reflection of your abilities or potential. Focus on finding a place that feels right for you, where you can grow and thrive. It’s okay to take a gap year or choose a different path than what others might expect. Your journey is uniquely yours.

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One of the things I wish I had known is the importance of self-care. Amidst the chaos, it’s crucial to prioritize your mental and physical health. Take breaks when needed, engage in activities that bring you joy, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Surround yourself with positivity and don’t hesitate to seek professional help if things become too much. Your well-being is primary. Socially, senior year is a time to strengthen bonds and make lasting memories. Cherish your friendships and take the opportunity to make new connections. High school is a unique environment where you’re surrounded by people who have shared the same experiences for years. Appreciate this time, it won’t come again. Attend the dances, the games, and the parties. Celebrate your achievements and those of your peers.

As you navigate this final year, keep an open mind and be adaptable. Plans may change, and unexpected opportunities might arise. Embrace the uncertainty with courage and optimism. The path to adulthood is rarely straightforward, but each twist and turn contributes to your growth.

Finally, as you prepare to leave the familiar halls of your high school, take a moment to reflect on how far you’ve come. You’ve faced challenges, celebrated victories, and grown in ways you might not yet fully understand. Be proud of your journey.

To the Class of 2025, may your senior year be filled with joy, discovery, and unforgettable experiences. Embrace the adventure ahead with an open heart and mind. Your future is bright, and the world is ready for all that you will bring to it.

With best wishes and warm regards, 

Ana Romero, a Member of the Class of 2024 and Sports Editor of The Comet

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Ana Romero
Ana Romero, Sports Editor/Reporter
Ana Romero is currently Sports Editor and reporter for the Comet.  Romero began working with The Comet during the 23-24 academic year. She greatly enjoys writing and getting to know her surroundings to provide information to her community, also recognizing athletes from her school for their hard work. As a Senior, she hopes to take with her all of the things she has learned in the past school year.
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