End of the Year Roundtable: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned this year?

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End of the Year Roundtable: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned this year?

Mark Campbell, Advisor

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It seems as though when the school year ends, students are often reflective of the knowledge they’ve gained and want to share with others. As a reflection of the school year, we asked our writers to share some thoughts for our end of the year roundtable. Each day this week we’ll be reflecting on a question. Make sure to check each day to hear about our thoughts on each question.

Tuesday’s Question

Wednesday’s Question

Thursday’s Question

Hallie: The biggest lesson I learned this year is to not sweat the small stuff. Everyday brings new problems as things don’t go the way you originally planned, but life goes on and rough waters will smooth over with time. It is important to embrace your mistakes and realize that they all work out for the better even if they seem to only be obstacles in your life at the time. I recommend that when you’re struggling, rely on whatever gives you support in your life.

Sadie: The biggest lesson I have learned this year is that it is very important to know your priorities. I’ve discovered this is a necessary thing to have straightened out to be successful. If your priorities are excessive sleeping, being lazy, Netflix, social media, etc, ect… you should know what’s bad for you and what will advance you in life. So, set your priorities straight!!

Lauren: The biggest thing I have learned this year is how to use my time wisely. Taking an Ap class really challenges my procrastination skills. And taking that class all year has taught me that it’s not worth it to wait until the last minute, just get it done. The earlier you start on it the faster you will get it done.

Millicent: The biggest lesson I have learned this year is that sacrificing time will pay off in the long run. This year Ive had to constantly do homework and study in my after school hours, and in this I’ve lost many hours of my personal moments. When highschool is over, and my grades are good all the time I had to sacrifice will be worth it during college, it is important to remeber that hard work will always pay off.

Kim: I’ve learned who my true friends really are. I learned who would actually listen and care about me if I asked them to, whether or not it was about something as stupid as figuring out what a guy meant when he talked to me. I found out who I could trust with things I was afraid of sharing to most people, afraid that I would be laughed at for them. I wish that I could’ve learned this sooner. Maybe I wouldn’t have had to go through so much crap.

Kerrigan: The biggest lesson I’ve learned this year is to simply enjoy the moments while you have them. For me it’s crazy to think that this year is already over, and that before I know it I’ll be a senior. Yet by enjoying by enjoying the memories I’ve made, I’ll be able to reflect upon the good times I’ve had. Looking back upon this year I think this is my biggest realization, to make moments that I’ll remember long after the year ends.