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College Approaching for Whitnall High School Seniors

Whitnall High School seniors speak briefly about their hardships of senior year and their thoughts on coming closer to college

With fall 2012 coming to a close and college application deadlines around the corner, 2013 Whitnall High School graduates have nail-biting concerns about the stressful college application process and senior year.

Senior year is a milestone for young adults but people often forget about the stress that comes along, and it is just kicking off these Whitnall High School seniors.

The common misconception is that senior year is laid back academically; Whitnall High School seniors strongly disagree.

Current Whitnall High School senior Madison Choppa said, “Senior year is a lot more stressful then I thought it would be because the classes are more hard than they have ever been.”

In addition, Choppa also applied to five colleges across the midwest and toured seven.

“It is constantly on my mind and really scary because you don’t know where you’re going to end up in a few months and it’s a really important decision we need to make in a short amount of time," Choppa said.

With classes being harder and more being expected from seniors, current co-op advisor at Whitnall High School Mrs. McFarlene said students will be prepared for their futures.

“Everything the seniors are going through right now— the good, the bad, and the ugly — is going to prepare and help them for their futures," said McFarlene, who is in-charge of the co-op class offered at Whitnall and has a lot of experience with the seniors as Co-op is specifically only for senior students with part-time jobs.

An AP Psychology teacher at Whitnall High School agreed: “I expected my classes to be more full of juniors than seniors but it ended up being the exact opposite. Seniors are still caring about their grade weighted and AP classes to help their GPA and for their college applications.”

Although Whitnall High School seniors are up to their necks in stress, they are still enjoying their senior year.

“It is hard but I am trying to make the most of it and enjoy it as it comes,” senior Sarah Arteaga said.

They are more than excited to continue their senior year and embark on their life journeys. 

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Kurtis Scardino November 14, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Being a Senior myself it hasn't really hit me yet. Now that I think about it, I have to start preparing for college.
Sonia Garcia November 14, 2012 at 06:17 PM
This is a fantastic article Danielle. I think you really hit all of the key points and I can relate to this article. You seem like you were born to take up journalism as a profession!
Olivia Fallon November 15, 2012 at 06:16 PM
This article was super educational for students and their future post high school options!!
Leah Szymborski November 21, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I really like this article. It encompasses everything seniors in high school go through. I agree with Madi, senior year is more stressful than I thought.

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