Saying 'Bye Bye Bye'
I do not believe in senioritis. To me, senioritis is a mutual feeling shared by all grade levels at about the same time when the grass becomes greener and flowers begin to bloom. It is only seniors however, that are allowed to claim this feeling and lack of ambition as a real phenomenon. However, I can say that I have never really had this feeling. I have always liked learning and I've really enjoyed my high school experience. However, as good ol' Robert Frost once said, "Nothing gold can stay", I know that I will have to move on.
This change is what scares me most. 'College' has always been this intangible idea. It has almost become this name dropping game. "Oh, you got into UC-Berkely? Well I'm going to Standford." It's become a constant "Look at how great I am" game and quite frankly I'm a bit tired of it. My biggest fear is making a mistake. I don't want to simply settle for a smaller school but at the same time I don't want to be looked down upon for not going to what I term as a 'brand name school'. I know the ultimate decision will be mine and I also know that I must make this decision within the next month.
The excuse of 'senioritis' to stop caring about homework and school in general is a simple excuse for laziness. The saying goes, "you don't know what you got till it's gone.' I believe many of my peers, myself included, take education for granted. It could be the romantic in me, but I believe education is the key to solving the majority of the world's problems. To be able to understand other cultures, philosophies and politics is a vital ingredient in living in a harmonious world. Even though it is known to many that the public education system in the United States is lagging behind many other countries, we still see an influx of international students coming the the U.S to learn. A New York Times multimedia article displays the shift of students to the U.S education system.
Students learning English, labeled as English Language Learners by education officials, are among the nation’s fastest-growing group of students. In recent years these students have flooded small towns and suburban school districts in states like Arkansas, Georgia and North Carolina, which have little experience with immigrants
New to English
I bring this idea up because while I sit in my classes for these final 30 days of high school, I will remember that there are many people who have never completed high school or who are living a world away just for that opportunity.