Monday, January 16, 2017
College Applications are a whole 'nother level of stress. Just knowing that these applications and essays play a large factor to where you will spend the next four years of your life is truly frightening. The worst part is that not only are you trying to focus on these essays but at the same time you have to try to balance schoolwork. For the first time in my whole high school experience, first quarter was hard as I found myself trying to find the balance between extracurricular activities,college apps, and school work and this was quite difficult.
I know everyone says this but the best advice I could give is DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. For UC Applications the essay prompts release in August and the best thing I would suggest you do is start as soon as they come out. Do not be the person who barely starts two weeks before the applications are due (this was me). You will hate your life when everyone else is done and submitted and you are barely on your second prompt. Another handy tip would be to build a relationship with your teachers. Teachers offer so much support through this process. Not only will they support you but by building a relationship, when time comes you will have a great source for a college recommendation letter because you will be receiving it from a person who truly knows you. You will have a genuine letter rather than a generic "they are a hard worker." My last and final tip would be to take advantage of the college and career center. I can honestly say that without Ms. Jessica I would not have been able to finish these applications. She supported me throughout the whole process by checking for errors not only on my application but on my essays and I am truly grateful for all her help.
Honestly just write what you know. This is the perfect time to reflect and finally brag about the hard work you have put in. Although this can be a very long and tedious process, do not forget to enjoy! This is your last year so do not forget to make the best out of it.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
As a freshman entering an entirely different environment, it took me awhile to figure out the school and as i was going through that process, I finally realized every other freshman was going through the same thing. I grasped that maybe it wasn't on the top of everyones' list to reach out to their Pres. and leadership class and they may not understand leaderships role in the school so as the year started, even now, I tell my classmates about everything. I inform them of events and anything they can participate.
In the future I hope my class can listen to their leadership and be a helping hand we can count on. I also hope out efforts of giving them information will succeed and actually provide them the resources they need. If all these acts are successful, I see a very bright future for my class because, as you know, we are the best class ever! Gooo co/ 2020!!!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
This is my third year in leadership and now i am one of the permanent MC hosting the school rally's alongside with Maddie. One of the challenges ive faced this year and proud that i have faced is being able to host these rally's while making everyone feel welcomed and making sure that they are having the best time that i can offer. I feel as if its important to be able to entertain while interacting with the crowd, rather than just reading the schedule, and thats just what ive done. I did this by beginning to joke, hype and make the crowd have a good time.
I haven't been in leadership for a very long time but I would like for the junior class to have a successful senior year. No one wants their senior year with little activities. I`m glad that the Junior class has been fundraising since the start. We should continue fundraising and try to raise as much as we can. We should come up with new ideas to fundraise.
A school goal I have is to have a good GPA for the 2nd semester. Hopefully I get the chance to do my SAT this year. I would also like to visit a few colleges this year so I could get a feel of what campus I'm interested in. Also I would like to play baseball this spring.
I would like to go to more school events this year since I haven't made many. I'm very excited to be a senior next year. However I don't wanna rush the rest of my high school experience. I'm gonna enjoy every second of it and being in leadership has made it fun.