If you have already started your senior year, you probably already realized just how stressful it all is, making it hard to focus on why senior year is the most exciting year of high school. With college applications coming up, you are forced to decide your future even if you might not be ready for it. You have to search for scholarships, write personal essays and supplements that can make or break your application. In order to shine some light on these depressing moments, here are 7 reasons why senior year is the most exciting year of high school even if it doesn't seem like it yet!
1. Senior Trip
One of the reasons why senior year is the most exciting year is because of the senior trip! I am not sure if other high schools around the world do this, but schools in my area usually organize exciting trips for seniors of that year. Although the places may not be ideal, the fact that you are able to go away for a weekend with all of your high school friends and enjoy time off, makes it one of the best high school experiences. It can get a little pricy, but would you rather miss out on this experience or work a little harder for a couple of weeks? If you are stressed about colleges, let your senior trip be a motivation!
2. Senior Priorities
As a 12th grader, you are basically on top of the food chain! After all three years of high school, you deserve to feel superior to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. After all ever since you first day of freshman year, you dreamed of saying: 'I am a senior!' Now that that time is finally here, you get the senior priorities. My school allows seniors to make schedule changes first to avoid the line, take picture for IDs, etc. So enjoy being a senior because next year you'll be a freshman again!
Prom is probably the most associated event with senior year after graduation. Although it might be far away, it doesn't hurt to look forward to what might become one of the best nights of your life. You'll have the opportunity to celebrate your graduation with pre-prom, prom and after-prom alongside some of your closest friends. It doesn't get better than that!
4. More Freedom
As a senior, you can exercise more freedom. Since most people take easy classes during their senior year, they have time to hang out with friends after school and go places. As a senior you will also be able to have an earlier schedule and come out of school earlier than you ever have. Also if you have a job, you can even talk to your guidance counselor to give your a shorter schedule!
Graduation is the one thing you have been waiting for for what seems like forever. It might have felt like looking too far into the future, but now it's basically just around the corner. You can just feel the texture of your diploma in your hands! Now know that after all of the college application process is done, you'll be able to graduate with a clear mind!
6. Take Fun Electives
As a senior you probably have most of your credits that are required for graduation, so you have more flexibility and say in what classes you want to take. This is a great time to explore fun electives and take on fun classes like art, drama or music. It's your chance to actually take a class because you chose it and not because it is something that is required!
7. Last Year of High School
You can make yourself feel better by telling yourself that this is the last year of high school! Yes, you don't know what college is all about; it might be harder and it might be better. However you are closing this chapter of your life and starting another one. You no longer have to be stuck in the same environment with the same people, and you can take a chance to explore and become independent!
Although it might not be apparent yet, senior year of high school is the most fun-filled and exciting year! What are you looking forward to the most in your senior year? Share your excitement in the comments!