By Jordan Brown
Summer for me this year was all about getting ready for high school. I went to cheer practice, got my school schedule, and went to many events. One thing that was really valuable for me this summer was talking to upperclassmen. They taught me resources and tips that I need to “survive” the school year. I’m going to share with you some of the tips they shared with me.
In movies, they always say not to mess with or talk to upperclassmen, but in reality they can be a great source of wisdom because they’ve been through it all. I’ve talked with many upperclassmen from different high schools this summer and they all tell me one tip in particular, join clubs and sports. I recommend you do this because it keeps you out of trouble, colleges love it, and you can have twenty or more friends with the same interest as you.
Another thing upperclassmen say is to keep up with your grades. During high school there are so many different things going on, between sports, friends, and events. You can do all that but you need to focus on your grades most importantly. You come to high school to learn that’s why you’re in class all day, so use your resources wisely. Get a schedule together and put everything in your agenda. Keeping up with your classes is key because your grades are important.
Friends are important in your high school life. They help you get around easier that’s why you need to choose good ones. Joining a sport or club helps with this one, if you really don’t care for the kids in your classes, the kids in your club more than likely will share some of your same interest. Your friends can also help you study if you found them in your classes even if not, they can help.
This year you can succeed. Just remember to eat breakfast in the morning to relieve stress, get help when you need it, and make friends with upperclassmen. Don’t be afraid to make friends, just be you.
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