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Seniors Give Advice

Samantha Phelan '18
Seniors offer advice to underclassmen.
The word “senior” is a term used to describe a student in the fourth and final year of study (generally referred to high school or college study).” The definition of a senior does not do justice to describe what our twelfth graders on The Hill are to this community. These people have been through it all over the last several years: the Junior School Dinner Dance, the AC1 map project, the recitation of Chaucer’s prologue at Assembly, Prom, and of course, the majority of the college process.

The class of 2017 has gained knowledge from their experiences, and was willing enough to share their advice with underclassmen. Their advice ranged from things about the college process, aspects of being a senior, and most importantly, focusing on the bigger things in life, rather than that B you got on your physics test last week. Their insight of the world of Hopkins and their experience  is portrayed through their words below:

“I would recommend getting started on college applications early and taking advantage of all the help offered by the College Counseling office”- Sarah Traynor ’17.

“Take the college process step-by-step. If you consider the enormity of the process, you will never get the motivation to start your college work. Don’t wait until the last minute!”-John Pitkin ’17.

“Savor every moment, appreciate your friends, and write your essays in the summer!” - Lydia McGrath ’17.

“Plan for the future and budget your time wisely.” - TJ Bordeaux ’17.

“The power of being looked up to is, for some, (we will not name names) overwhelming.” - Ben Collier ’17.

“Have fun, don’t take it too seriously, and apply early.” - Caroline Stanley ’17.

“Don’t let college, school, and grades take over your life. Do what’s important to you, and do your best to balance what’s going on during both junior and senior year.” - Caroline Simon ’17.

Senior Year is much more than the final year at Hopkins. It’s the end of a journey of hard work, late nights, countless memories and friends that stayed by your side since that awkward first day at lunch. 
The seniors encourage future classes to be responsible with their work, but to also remember the most important roles played in that journey. 
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