Bethany: Class of 2019


10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before Senior Year

  1. Apply to lots of colleges! Too many options is hardly ever a bad thing, and you never know what kind of scholarships you’ll get!

  2. Senior year is expensive. Take all the free stuff you can get.

  3. Enjoy your last year of high school! Be spontaneous. Go on road trips with your friends, go on trips to see family, and don’t worry too much about a few absences. Teachers are a little bit nicer to seniors.

  4. Get to know your teachers. Chances are, your teachers are pretty cool people and can be excellent sources for recommendations and life advice!

  5. Go to dances! Go with your best friends, they make it so much more fun!

  6. You might not get it until your last semester of senior year, but senioritis is a very real thing. But, it just means you’re getting closer to graduation and that seems to be a good motivator.

  7. Appreciate your teachers! Your senior year teachers are a lot more relaxed with the seniors and they really care about you. Find time to thank them.

  8. Don’t feel pressured to go to a certain college. Don’t base your decisions on where your friends or other classmates are going. Go somewhere you want to and where you can study what you are passionate about.

  9. Have a job, but don’t let it get in the way of enjoying your last year of high school.

  10. Have Leanna take your senior photos! Those laughing photos are real, genuine laughs, and the photos turn out amazing.

What was the best advice you received this year?

The best advice I’ve received this year is to be open to change. I started this school year out thinking I was going to go to college in Montana and after a trip to see my sister in Texas over Winter Break, I had a change of heart. I decided I wanted to see what my options were. Well, fast forward to now and I’m getting ready to graduate and move across the country. Plans change and you have to be open to whatever happens!

What will you miss about high school?

I will definitely miss the friends I’ve made and being able to see them on a daily basis. I’m going out of state for college so it will be a hard adjustment from seeing them everyday to only seeing them during school breaks.

What are you most happy or proud about that you did in high school?

I am most proud of what I have done in BPA, Business Professionals of America, throughout high school. A friend got me to join when I was a sophomore and in my first year, I competed at Nationals and got third place in one of my events! I’m headed back to Nationals for my third year and I hope to place again!

What do you plan on doing after graduation?

After graduation, I am headed to Texas to study Finance at the University of Texas at Dallas! I also am planning to spend the summer working, hanging out with my sister, and going to concerts that I’ve never been able to go to here!

What are you looking forward to the most after graduation?

I am looking forward to living closer to my sister and being able to hang out with her. I also am looking forward to living in a big city. I love seeing new places and I think that it will be a really great experience for me. Also, there’s no snow in Texas.

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