Seniors cast their wisdom to the underclassmen

Riley Griffen, Nick Trusch, Samantha Collins, and Ethan Jorge dont hesitate to enjoy their last moments of high school.

Staff Photo by Ann Chen

Riley Griffen, Nick Trusch, Samantha Collins, and Ethan Jorge don’t hesitate to enjoy their last moments of high school.

Whether they are getting ready for college, preparing for the next grade level, or going into high school for the first time, all students need advice. Before this year’s seniors leave to their exciting journey, they have some informative advice.

Senior Nick Trusch explains what he believes is the best advice for senior year.

“Make it as easy as possible,” Trusch said. “Keep track of your absences and tardies because if you have too many on your record you will have no exemptions for finals.”  

Trush also explains that rising seniors should not only be focused on their future but to also have fun during their high school career.

“This is your last year of high school, it is really your last opportunity to get your GPA up for college,” Trusch said. “It’s also important to have fun and really have a great time.”

Riley Griffin, senior at Wakefield High School, shares her experience and the advice she would give to the freshman entering 9th grade.

“Since we don’t have the freshman center, the high school experience can be very overwhelming especially when you come in so the kind of advice that I would give is: mingle and find your own group of friends and your own little corner in the morning, and then just mingle to your classes then eventually you will start meeting new people that go to the same route that you do to your classes,” Griffin said. “Or if you just want to have a small group of friends, make sure they are in your specific lunch so that you can spend time with them.”

She also talks about how one small fear can hold you back from a big opportunity.

“Don’t be afraid of making new friends,” Griffin said. “Because usually the ones you are afraid of the most usually become your best friends towards the end.”

Senior Samantha Collins expresses her important advice to the people of Wakefield high school.

“Don’t wait to the last minute to do anything,” Collins said.

“The sooner you get everything done the sooner you can relax and enjoy your high school experience.””

— Collins

High school can be extremely stressful, but it can also be really fun.

“There are many aspects of high school that can be overwhelming,” Collins said. “As long as you keep track of your work and classes, it can be extremely fun.”

Ethan Jorge, senior, expresses the value of staying true to yourself.

“Just be yourself,” Jorge said. “That’s the most important thing you can do in your high school career, is to stay true to yourself.”

Going to college can be a terrifying experience, but entering high school can be even scarier. But with senior advice in their minds, and the experience of middle school, freshman should be able to walk into high school with self-confidence and determination.

Don’t wait until the last minute to do anything. Whether that’s doing a report or typing a college essay, it is important to stay on top of things. Have fun your years of high school! While this is school and there is a lot of work involved it is important to realize that there are many opportunities to get involved and to have fun.

Keep track of your absences and exemptions for final exams and make sure you aren’t tardy to your classes. And most importantly, don’t be afraid to make new friends. Entering high school is scary but having friends and meeting new people really make the experience enjoyable.

“Meet new people and make new friends,” Griffin said. “No matter who they are, friends are always important to have.”