Are We There Yet?
By Hannah Butera
Senioritis (noun): A disorder acquired by Seniors in high school characterized by a declining motivation and an urge for the year to end. Every Senior endures this at some point, and if they don’t- they’re lying. When college or other exciting plans are right on the horizon and they’ve already faced three years of high school, this affliction is inevitable. To prove how real Senioritis is, let’s take a look at how three Seniors feel about the subject.
Senior Brittany Anderson defined Senioritis as “what you get when you stop caring about school as you begin getting accepted into your future plans and want to move on.” Anderson admitted to having a bad case of senioritis. When asked her about her future plans, Anderson said, “I am taking a missionary gap year to Thailand, Malaysia, Ecuador, and Costa Rica where I hope to better people's lives while developing a further understanding of cultures around the world”. With future plans as extravagant as Anderson's, Senioritis is simply unavoidable.
Senior Maddie McSally classified senioritis as “the extreme lack to do anything academically.” When McSally was asked if she has Senioritis she said, “I would say that I do and don't. I only take three classes so yes, but I work hard in those classes so no.” McSally is committed to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland, so she is eager to get the year over with and start her exciting future.
Finally, Senior Glenn Brown described Senioritis as “not wanting to do work because you're done with high school.” And you guessed it, he has Senioritis as well. Brown said, “my hope is to attend Clemson in the fall, the school I've always wanted to go to”. Once again, exciting future plans tends to trigger the urge to be done with High School.
As you can see, Senioritis is an epidemic amongst high school Seniors. The Seniors interviewed have a healthy amount of Senioritis, given their exciting future plans. For the Seniors out there who have lost their drive, remember that this momentous year shouldn’t be taken for granted. My advice to anyone with Senioritis is to try and overcome it by working hard and preparing yourself for the future. You have made it to the final year of High School, and now is not the time to lose your ambition. Time flies, and before you know it, it'll be time to graduate. Yes, it's healthy to have a bit of Senioritis, but let's not allow it to detract from Senior year; the best one yet.
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