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  • Writer's pictureMarissa Molano

Dealing with the Struggles of Senioritis

Senioritis is that bittersweet mix of excitement and exhaustion that seems to hit high school seniors out of nowhere. It's like one day you're all about acing every test, and the next, you're daydreaming about college life, summer plans, or just hitting the snooze button over and over again.

This phenomenon isn't just about slacking off; it's a response to years of academic pressure. As seniors get their college acceptance letters, the finish line feels so close yet so far. The motivation that once burned bright starts flickering. It's a tricky time because, although the future beckons, there are still responsibilities in the here and now.

How do you beat senioritis? It's all about balance. Set small, manageable goals to keep the academic engine running. Reward yourself for meeting these targets—it can be as simple as a favorite snack or an episode of that show you're hooked on.

Remember that your final grades can matter for college placements and scholarships. Colleges do look at final transcripts, and no one wants a last-minute surprise that jeopardizes their plans. Keep the communication lines open with teachers and counselors; their support can be a lifeline during these final months.

Senior year is packed with 'lasts'—last game, last dance, last school trip. These memories are precious, and while it's easy to get caught up in the rush to move on, these are the times you'll look back on fondly. Seniors we have so much left to look forward to, so keeping going we’re almost there!

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