Class of 2019’s Last, First Everything!

By Elizabet Dominguez

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Senior year is one of the busiest years in a student’s journey through high school. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Senior year is also the one students look forward to the most in high school.

Senior Chelsea Blanco is most excited about all the upcoming events/activities like: prom, grad bash and the senior picnic. Genesis Zuniga said, “I’m looking forward to graduating. I want to go to college already.”


Things They Would’ve Done Differently

There are things that stay in the back of seniors’ minds because they feel that they could’ve done them differently. Football player Kevin Gutierrez said, “I would’ve gotten more involved in clubs and been more social with people.” Leila Bruna said, “If I could have done one thing differently, it would’ve been to not slack off my freshman and sophomore year. I wish I had started taking advanced courses that early on to accumulate more college credits.”


Tips for Freshmen

Many seniors realize that being successful in 12th grade depends on the things you do earlier in school. Some offer tips for freshmen who are just starting high school. 2019 class president Amanda Echevarria said, “Don’t let your GPA drop. Find something you’re passionate about and stick with it. Look for scholarships and schools to apply to early.” Cecile Chacon advises freshmen to study, to get their work done, to not slack off, and to also get very involved in school.


Senior and Junior year. Similar or different?

For some seniors, junior year is when school started becoming more serious. Senior Evan Padro said, “Junior and senior years are very similar, but in the back of your mind sits that unsettling feeling that this is your last year and you want to spend it extravagantly; so, yes, it is very different, but with the same friends, teachers, and classes.” Wendy Alfaro feels like the two grades are the same because you must focus on your grades, but also different because graduation is so close.


Feelings Toward Graduation

Everyone always has different feelings toward the end of the year. However, for seniors, it’s not just the end of the year; it’s the end of an era. Senior Jennifer Rodriguez said, “It’s a bittersweet feeling. It’s nerve-wracking feeling like an adult.” Christian Munguia wants to leave, but at the same time, he doesn’t want to because to him, high school has been an amazing experience.

Senior Activities

  • Senior Breakfast

Date: January 28, 2019

Price: $30-$40

  • Karaoke

Date: January 29, 2019

Price: Free

  • Movie Night

Date: January 30, 2019

Price: Free

  • Senior Picnic

Date: January 31, 2019

Price: $15-$25

  • Grad Bash

Date: April 6, 2019

Price: $140

  • Prom

Date: May 11, 2019

Price: $75-$85


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