The Woes of Senioritis

By Cortlandt Nelsen, senior


As for me (a senior) and many others, we are starting to get a case of “Senioritis,” which is a supposed affliction of students during their final year of high school, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.

Why does this happen? Being a senior in high school is an exciting time for many students, but being aware of the countdown to graduation can cause “Senioritis.” Stereotypically, this can include wearing sweatpants and athletic clothing in excess which is just another way of laziness. This laziness can include a loss in studying habits, bad attitude, or a majority of absences.

How do you prevent this? Many teachers will often try to encourage the student or child to finish the semester strong by telling them that if they don’t finish strong, they might have to take summer school. No one likes summer school. Everyone wants to be able to enjoy the sunny days and have freedom. Another way to prevent “Senioritis” is to realize that how you finish your high school years will be how you approach your future whether it’s taking your next step in education at college or starting your first job. What you do today will affect your outcomes later. Keep up the hard work and it will pay off. You want to end senior year on a high note without any regrets. So go out there and finish strong!


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