Seniors Jacob Hamilton and Logan Eadie struggling to deal with senioritis.

Working For the End of the Year

By: Jacob Hamilton

It is senior year and, as a senior, you are almost done with high school. You are playing sports and having the time of your life, looking forward to college and the future plans you have for yourself. Yet, this little thing called senioritis is creeping in. You are having a hard time completing the work you’re supposed to do in the midst of all your fun.

Senioritis is officially defined as “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” This nasty sickness has hit EHS especially hard and extra early this year, as the whole senior class is down with the sickness and it doesn’t appear that anyone will be shaking it any time soon. Usually, senioritis does not kick in until the middle of the third to beginning of the fourth marking period. This year, it started up around I’d say…the first day of school this year, contributing to laziness and procrastination on all assignments.

When star student and super genius Hunter (Bill) Williams was asked by The Squire about his senior year and motivation; here is what he had to say.

The Squire: On a scale of 1-10, what is your motivation this year?

Hunter Williams: Maybe a 1.5 out of 10.

There is no need to show any more of the interview if one of the finest students in our school has a minimum motivation level.

For all the seniors reading this, just push through and get at least some of your work done. Colleges are watching and you still need to get decent grades; it is imperative, especially as scholarship season is coming upon us.

Here’s some advice for helping with senioritis: do something fun on the weekends, drink coffee, get plenty of sleep, and take a vacation day once a week or so. Pretty much work hard and all that good stuff and try not to sleep through all your classes. Mr. Martin has compassion and understands you want to get out of here. All that was just me blabbering because senioritis kicked in for me, too. So, really, just do whatever it takes to get decent grades and make it through the year. We are all just trying to get through. Good luck, class of 2016!

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