Fidy F. said, “My advice would be to have fun, don’t be afraid to be active, and make the best of your time in high school.”
If you’re going into high school, you may be very scared, excited, nervous, happy, sad, or a mixture of emotions. Going into high school is a big step, and many people may not feel ready for it. Here is some advice about going into high school.
Some of the seniors gave advice. Carter H. said, “Cherish your time because it goes fast. Appreciate Rosslyn and Kenya for the things that you won’t get anywhere else. Take advantage of every opportunity you can!”
“I would say to never be afraid to try something new, and if you do try something new don’t be afraid to try something else. You never know what you’re going to be good at,” said Josh N.
Sybelle D. said, “High school is a stressful roller coaster. Things need to be turned in, and so forth. But I think one thing that people forget to do it to have fun. The moments spent in chapel, the conversations at break, and even the conversations you have with your teachers are all going to mean something more once you are about to graduate. Another piece of advice would be to get involved. Even if you’re not the lead in the play or the star of the soccer team, you are going to form a family with people who share your passion. It is fun, and you get to meet new people as well as grow within yourself. High school is all about growth. Challenge yourself through your school work as well as in your faith.”
Some of advice from the juniors is: “Don’t be worried about all the classrooms. When I first came into high school I thought I would be so confused with all the classrooms, but I figured it out after the first day. Be sure to enjoy your high school years,” from Claire K.
Silmi J. stated, “High School WILL seem intimidating at first, almost terrifying. But you got to realize that the seniors WILL NOT beat you up, the Juniors WILL NOT be your enemies and the Sophomores won’t ever mess anything up for you guys. Ms. Bressler won’t fail you, and Mr. Wolff won’t always give you a detention [every day]. High School isn’t scary; it’s just slightly intimidating. Be strong; freshies- confidence is key.”
Then, the sophomores gave advice for the incoming freshman.
Saher A. said, “Just work hard. Don’t think you’re too cool for work because that’ll bring your grades down, and you won’t be able to get them back up. Don’t mess up your school career. Don’t be stupid.”
“Just get to know people I guess. There are a lot of cool people at Rosslyn, and you can definitely find friends easily,” remarked Ethan P.
Sydney P. mentioned, “Don’t be too scared, because it’s really not such a huge step up. People like to scare them I guess, but they shouldn’t be too intimidated.”
Even though the recently got into high school, some of the freshman this year were able to give some advice to the class under them.
Mary M. said, “I would say that Rosslyn is a very welcoming type of community and they needn’t be shy around others.”
“I would probably say that high school isn’t too much harder than middle school, and they should interact with upperclassmen. High school is going to be a blast,” commented Daniel B.
Hannah T. said, “Don’t procrastinate, cliché, yes, but seriously!”
All in all, high school may not be as scary as you think it will be. These high school students’ advice are here to help you when you doubt that.
– Tia H