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Class of 2024 fights Senioritis


As we start the month of May, many seniors have caught a severe case of senioritis. Senioritis is a term used to describe the decreased motivation of students in their final year of school. Symptoms include procrastination, losing interest, and grades dropping.  Many question if it’s even real, but the seniors at Prep are convinced it’s contagious.

“I’ve definitely felt the senioritis kick in,” senior Ellie Brugger said. “I have less motivation during this fourth quarter than I did during first quarter and even fourth quarter last year.”

With the feeling of not caring running rampant amongst the senior class, it’s important to look at what’s been causing such a switch.

“There gets to be a point in time where school starts to feel like you are just going through the motions, and it’s hard to stay motivated,” senior Sara Chase said. “Especially after being accepted into college, it’s like a weight is lifted off your shoulders and you’re not as worried about getting good grades. I also feel like seniors start to realize they only have so much time left and would rather focus on hanging out with their friends and having fun.”

Senioritis might be plaguing the halls, but the seniors say that there are ways to get through until graduation.

“I would say to remember that even though you are going off to college soon, you can’t get out of the habit of working hard because you can’t slack off in college,” Sara said. “In order to push through you have to think of this last month as preparation for college, and you can’t get it into the mindset that it’s OK to stop caring. It’s a challenge to keep yourself motivated, but it’s important to still keep a balance of enjoying your last year of high school while also continuing to work hard in school.”

Ellie shared a similar sentiment, emphasizing the importance of making the most out of it.

“Unless you are failing a class,” said Ellie, don’t stress out too much. While keeping your grade up is important, you should also take the time to appreciate all of your friendships and the fun traditions in the month of May.”

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Josie Dufala, Staff Writer
Josie Dufala is a staff writer for The Rambler. Her hobbies include, swimming, singing, lifting, and hanging out with friends. After graduating, Josie hopes to do something within the medical field.
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