Senior Issue: Advice for Underclassmen

As the school year comes to a close, we often reflect upon everything we have done and we think of how we could have improved. But what if we could give our younger selves advice, what would we say ? Obviously we can’t actually do this but we can give advice to the younger generations so they improve upon themselves and don’t make the same mistakes that we made. In speaking with many seniors, there are a few things that everyone says which underclassmen and future Hanover High School students should take to heart.

Take everything in and don’t focus too much on your future on the past, many seniors said. Even though you should reflect on your past and make plans for your future, if you are focusing too much on another time, then you’re not living in the present. You’re missing out on the life that you should be enjoying. The second most popular answer was to be yourself and don’t change for anyone or else you’re going to regret it when you’re graduating and nobody got to know the real you. When dealing with academics, make sure you challenge yourself but not to an extent where you are so stressed out that you have no time to grow as a human being outside of your academics.

Another common answer was to try new things and put yourself out there. For example, if you never played one game of basketball but think you would be good at it; work as hard as you can at it and try out for the team and you will make so many connections. Tying in with extra-curriculars,  don’t do anything because you think others want you to, do it because you want to. If you’re passionate about it and choose to put the work in then the results will be that much better. Good luck to the Class of 2018 in their future careers, whatever that may be and come back to visit !!!

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