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AGNELLO: The life of a senior

I was always told how easy senior year would be, but this could not be less true.

Coming into my final year, I expected classes to be a breeze, the homework load to be minimal and my freedom to be at an all time high. To my surprise, senior year has been quite the opposite. I have a mildly rigorous course schedule this year, and it seems as though I have yet to go a day without a quiz, test, essay or some surprise assignment.

At the same time, I have no room to complain. I knew what I was signing up for back in April. Honors and AP classes require work. I just did not think it would be this much.

But, on top of my school work in high school, being a senior entails the college application process. Talk about stressful.

The Common Application is arguably one of the best inventions to date. It saves hours upon hours of tedious “Check” here and “Middle Initial” here. However, because not every school uses the Common Application, some students, like myself, have to fill out numerous applications. I am yet to fill out every application, and that November 1st deadline is running at me faster than Luke Ritter running around the left tackle.

I am beyond thankful for all of the help the school provides, but ultimately it comes down to the person who is filling out the application. It’s easy to procrastinate, but it is arguably one of the most important documents I will ever have to fill out.

Similar to my last post, I will end with a recommendation: stay on top of your to-do list. I can not stress how important it is to know what is coming up assignment-wise. In doing this, you give yourself much needed breathing room to relax and enjoy high school, not think of it as the most stressful time of your life.

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