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Frankly Speaking: Combating Senioritis

By Nicole Frank
Student at CCHS

Senioritis: noun. A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as Graduation.

Senioritis is something that everyone tends to get - most people just start a little earlier than others. To attempt to get those few who may have already fallen into the pit that is called senioritis, the guidance counselors at CCHS keep bringing about things to remind us that graduation is coming and we aren’t allowed to slack off. For those of us taking the college route after graduating, they’re providing many different opportunities to explore colleges and get to know about them.

Last Tuesday night, I attended a Parent/Student College Application Information Night and Dinner hosted by the CCHS guidance department. First off, I want to say that the food tasted great - I give the cooks an A+. And secondly, I would like to talk about the actual information night itself. Guidance counselors talked to the students about how important it is to keep up with deadlines and attendance as well as applying for both colleges and scholarships. There were speakers from colleges such as Technical College of the Lowcountry, University of South Carolina Salkehatchie, College of Charleston, and ATI: Advanced Technology Institute. There was also a representative from a new program, Stem Premier, that will make it easier for students to display their attributes and to be noticed by colleges. Mr. Warren also spoke at the end of the dinner night. And Thursday, the high school also participated in National College Application day. Many high school seniors applied to schools online and were provided with codes to waive the application fee to many schools. All these things and more are helping many high school seniors prepare for a future in college.

So a big “thank you” to the counselors for helping us get ready and for reminding us to not get caught by senioritis and for everything else they’ve done.


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