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Shelby Gibson
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The end of the school year is approaching, and by the time you’re reading this, the seniors at Wheeling Park High School will have finished up their time here. However, many of them have some advice for incoming seniors, such as taking care of yourself in your last year.

“Don’t make a super hard schedule because you’ve got a lot of scholarships you have to apply for, schools you have to apply for,” said Taylor Broadwater. “And make sure you have your ACT and SAT done with the scores you want.”

“Circumstances now aren’t linear, so fight for your future,” Lauren Erwin said. “Although you’re probably going to butt heads with your classmates more than usual since you’re fighting to get yourself out, you’re not going to remember or have to deal with more than half of the people you’re graduating with.”

McKenna Dei said, “Enjoy the moment and make sure that you come to school because senioritis is very real and it is not fun, but make sure you have fun, as well.”

“No vaping, no fighting, squash beef, and get your schoolwork done,” said Gideon Titus-Glover.

Other seniors suggest spending this time focusing on college and financial aid opportunities.

“Apply to your colleges as early as you’re able to, make the best of it, and apply to as many scholarships as you can,” said Julie Walters.

“Make sure you keep up on all college stuff because it goes by really, really fast,” Joey Farmer said. “Talk with your counselor, make sure that you’ve got all of that nailed down because your senior year will go by so incredibly fast that you’ll want to make sure to keep up on all of your college stuff.”

Stephen Jones said, “Figure out what career you want and figure out what colleges offer assistance or help for that career.”

And some seniors simply advise not to give up.

“It’s hard some days, but just push through and the walk will be here before you know it,” Grace Allen said.

“Just because it’s your last year doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try,” said Campbell Davis.

“Show up to class,” Kristen Pollard said. “That’s half the battle.”

Kiegan Dobrzynski said, “Keep up on your work because if you have a lot of missing work, it’s not going to get graded in time.”

“Do not give up,” said Griffin Harder. “It’s going to seem like you’re really close all the time, and you’re going to keep thinking ‘What’s even the point of continuing if I’m so close to being done?’ And while that’s true, you can’t let everything tank when you’re so close to the end.”

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