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Advice From The Class of 2016

Who is better equipped to give advice to 9th graders about high school than seniors? Enjoy these 23 tips for the appre­ci­at­ing and finding more success in high school from Waverly’s senior class.

  1. You may feel awkward or self-conscious about your­self. You may feel that you don’t fit in or have any friends. When I was a fresh­man, I felt quite similar. However, in time, I found a group of people I could relate to and who I cared about, and who cared about me. I found my little nook and so will you.
  2. Popu­lar­ity means nothing.
  3. Don’t be afraid to come up to people and introduce yourself.
  4. For #$#%^* sake, buy a graph­ing calcu­la­tor. That thing will become your best friend in the coming years.
  5. Remem­ber you can take time for your­self, even with a hectic life, if you manage your time properly.
  6. Your friends fresh­man year may not be your friends in senior year.
  7. Don’t join clubs just to put them on your college resume, join them because you’re inter­ested in them.
  8. Give your opinion on school issues, have a voice, don’t be afraid.
  9. Do some­thing really important.
  10. Be more social. Take more risks.
  11. Pay more atten­tion even if the teacher has a hypnotic voice.
  12. Don’t change for someone else. You are perfect the way you are.
  13. Be your­self.
  14. Love your teach­ers and classes. Waverly is a low stress envi­ron­ment and learn­ing is what will get you through high school effortlessly.
  15. Don’t do drugs.
  16. Waverly is nice, talk to people.
  17. Fill your time with anything that pushes you to do some­thing now; you’ll only be this free for a few more years.
  18. I think the most impor­tant thing to do in high school is not to take every­thing so seri­ously and not to worry too much.
  19. Stay orga­nized! This means your school books, locker, room, and even­tu­ally your car. If your surround­ings are orga­nized it will be easier to keep your thoughts orga­nized as well.
  20. Learn to trust your­self. Worry less about what’s coming next but instead live in the moment, because while you’re busy complain­ing, your high school years are going to fly by way faster than you think.
  21. Take advan­tage of every oppor­tu­nity you can get your hands on.
  22. The teach­ers here will under­stand if you talk to them.
  23. Don’t leave bags out in the rain. They do get wet, even if put in a dry spot.