Ask a Jag: Senior Year

by Joseph Sweeney & Chloe Jordan | MyJagNews

Have you ever heard of senioritis? Do you wonder whether or not you should apply for early release? Do you think senior year will be just as challenging as the years that came before it?

Senior year is where many important decisions are made preparing for the future, and we asked around to see how seniors are preparing for the next chapter of their lives.

What is senior year like?

“It’s kind of easy compared to the rest of the years. I’ve stopped taking AP classes and I’m just riding through my last year, kind of like how everybody else is.” -Connor Gillespie, 12

“I have senior early release and I’m in a lot of AP classes. I also participate a lot in orchestra and tennis so I don’t have a job; I don’t have a lot of free time outside of school. It really depends on the day.” -Christian Martinez, 12

“Since I took most of my AP classes junior, freshman, sophomore year, this year has been a lot easier. Also having early release is really helpful, you have a lot more time for a job, I don’t have a job but hypothetically I would have more time for a job.” -Mary Carmichael, 12

“I’m in mostly AP classes, but for the most part they’re pretty easy. I think teachers understand that since we’re in our senior year, this isn’t exactly our priority. I have senior early release so I go to work after school most days.” -Anna-Claire Frolichstein, 12

How involved are you in extracurricular activities?

“I feel way more involved. Football was amazing. We went 10-0. It was fun, I had a better connection with the school and the brotherhood.” -Connor Gillespie, 12

“I played football and it was really fun. We did a lot of stuff like going to band competitions and cheer things and we supported them and they supported us. It was really fun.” -Kaes Hunt, 12

What advice do you have for younger students?

“Definitely try and take as many AP classes as you can do. You can always go down but you can’t move up; at least try for a couple of weeks because AP classes give you a good understanding of college classes.” -Anna-Claire Frolichstein, 12

“Your freshman and sophomore years GPA matters a lot more than you think it does. If I had taken it a bit more seriously my freshman year and beginning of sophomore year, my GPA would be like even higher.” -Mary Carmichael, 12

How bad is your senioritis?

“After I got accepted into college, I just completely checked out.” -Drew Bellos, 12

“After football ended, it’s been on the downhill. I got accepted to play football in college and I’m just like ‘screw it, I’m not doing school here anymore!’” -Connor Gillespie, 12.

“Senioritis is a thing. It’s been since probably day one for me.” -Kaes Hunt, 12.

“It’s not…well yeah, it’s pretty bad.” -Christian Martinez, 12.

“It’s really bad; I won’t even sugar coat it.” -Mary Carmichael, 12.

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Editor-in-Chief

Joseph Sweeney is a senior entering his fifth year as a student journalist. He now serves as the editor-in-chief of My Jag News and also works with Jag TV. When not in school, Sweeney can typically be found making sandwiches at the nearby Panera Bread.

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