Seniors Leaving KHS

Seniors discuss their hopes and fears while giving their peers some advice for their future senior year

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Seniors Leaving KHS

The pictures of last year's seniors are displayed on the wall next to their college or career choices

The pictures of last year's seniors are displayed on the wall next to their college or career choices

Rebecca Guetzov

The pictures of last year's seniors are displayed on the wall next to their college or career choices

Rebecca Guetzov

Rebecca Guetzov

The pictures of last year's seniors are displayed on the wall next to their college or career choices

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Leaves change color, then fall. The temperature drops. School gets serious. For many, October is a month of returns to normalcy; for many seniors, however, October is the month of college applications. Many seniors are in the process of writing and editing their college essays, getting teacher recommendations, and sending in their applications. This process is a great deal of work which leads many people to wonder how seniors are feeling about not only college applications but also leaving high school.

Senior Alexandra Bjornson commented on the application process, saying, “It’s a very stressful process but it’s rewarding in the end. So it’s stressful right now but I’ll be happy when it’s done.” She finds the best way to deal with this stress is to listen to music and do a lot of her application work during her study block. 

Bjornson also said, “I’m happy high school is ending because it’s a stressful time but it’s also sad to be leaving high school because it went by really fast. Really enjoy the next four years or however many you have because it goes by really fast and you only realize it when you’re applying to colleges and you’re about to leave home.” 

Senior Angelina Moore agreed, saying, “Enjoy it a little bit more. I was a very serious student and I still am. That’s a big part of who I am but maybe don’t take it too seriously while also maintaining grades. Have fun, don’t skip going out with your friends to study all the time.”

While both Bjornson and Moore are sad about leaving high school they are excited and prepared for what their futures hold. “I’m ready to study areas that I’m really passionate about versus having to study what you have to study in high school,” said Angelina Moore, “I think KHS has done a really good job of preparing me for college.” 

Their advice for future high school seniors is to start the application process in advance and to research or visit schools to see if they would be a good fit.

“Visit schools and when you go on the campus you know if you belong there or not and just honestly work towards that goal to find a school that fits you and work towards that goal of getting into that school,” said Alexandra Bjornson. 

“I’m ready to meet new people and ready to go to a more diverse atmosphere,” said Angelina Moore.

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