Senioritis and senior advice


Macayla Trottner, Ranger Review Editor

Senioritis is a common term used to describe why seniors are so unmotivated to perform certain school tasks, like their homework. It is different for everyone, but it usually occurs sometime during second semester of senior year.

“I thought I was experiencing senioritis last semester, but now that we only have a few months left, it’s really hitting me. I can hardly get up in the morning and it takes so much effort to do even the littlest of homework,” Tatianna Saunders, 12, said.

Summer is right around the corner, which is what most students are looking forward to. The anticipation for summer is the senior’s excuse for being lazy and unmotivated; however, some seniors just do not have the energy to complete regular school tasks because most of them have already been accepted into college.

“As soon as my acceptance letters started coming, I lost all motivation for high school. It was hard to find a reason to do my geography homework and I just kept saying ‘I’m already in college so it doesn’t matter if I let my grade slip a little,’” Saunders said.

Senior year is the perfect excuse to do things with friends or go to basketball games because it is the last few months of being a high schooler. It is the last prom of high school, the last sporting event and the last time everyone from school will all be in one place.

“I’m definitely really nervous to leave all my friends and start somewhere new, but I think it’ll be exciting. I love my family so much and I try not to think about the fact that I won’t see them every day when I’m off at college. I’m going to try and keep in touch with a few of my really close friends, but other than that, I think it’s normal to move on from the people you spent some time with in high school,” Saunders said.

The last year of high school is filled with bittersweet moments, and looking back at freshman year seems so far away. In a few short months, high school will be over forever for the seniors of Lewis-Palmer and it will just be a small blimp in the rest of a lifetime.
“I learned that high school is a time to figure out who you truly are, so you shouldn’t spend four years pretending to be someone you’re not. It’s so much more fun when you are being your true self with a few people who actually care about you,” Saunders said. “It’s a time to figure out what you look for in a significant other and in a friendship, so don’t be closed minded about anything and always be open to try new things.”