As the seniors head off to graduation on June 9th, students reflect on their past four years at MC and often say things like “What if I tried in school my freshman year” or “I should’ve never taken that AP class my junior year.” Regrets are a part of growing up and it is important to take away lessons from negative experiences. Seniors cannot pass every lesson and experience down to the underclassmen, so here is a short list of tips titled “What I wish my Freshman self knew”
- Challenge yourself academically but don’t set yourself up for failure or 3am nights. It will not be worth it in the end.
- During the college search process, make sure that you know what you are looking for in a college. If you are not sure, it is no problem, as there are websites such as CollegeData and Naviance that will easily help you find your perfect college.
- Freshman grades matter. If you are struggling early on, the counselors and teachers are there to help. You do not want to get yourself in a deep hole freshman year because it may be hard to dig yourself out.
- Turn in your library books and textbooks in on time and pay the overdue fees as soon as possible because you will not be allowed to graduate if you have any outstanding fines (even a 10 cent fine).
- Never step on the MC in the front of campus. Although the entire MC population is aware of this, it is important to know that the large MC by the front gates should never get stepped on.
- Put yourself out there. Meet new people, hang out with a different group at lunch, or study with your Biology buddies after school. Maintaining many friendships and becoming social will increase the fun you will have in high school.
- Last but not least, have fun. Before you know it, you will be attending your last Sundevil football game or putting your stuff in your locker one last time. The four years will go by quickly and you will see some people for the last time ever at graduation. Take advantage of the four years at MC because you do not want to have any regrets when you take off that cap and gown. It truly is great to be a Sundevil.