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Senior Advice for Younger Classmen

Each and every single person in this world has a story that holds many lessons and legacies that are essential to share and teach the younger generations; whether it be that of a military soldier wounded in war or a grocery store clerk making small talk with strangers who don’t really care, we all have a piece of who we are to give to everyone around us. One of the most important groups of individuals who will share their stories with the people are the soon-to-be-graduating seniors of Kuna High School. High school is one of the hardest and most difficult points in our lives where we gain the knowledge we will need to survive in society and how to properly do just that. It is a moment of joy and tears, exhaustion and adrenaline, and most of all trials and memories. During the past week, a handful of seniors were asked what advice they’d give younger classmen as they go through high school.

A senior, who didn’t want her name revealed, said, “Never give up - no matter how hard it gets, no matter what obstacles you face… never give up. It’s just not worth it.” With every hardship comes miracles and rewards. If you stop reading your book before you finish, you will never get to see your happy ending. Take her advice and always keep pushing forward. According to All4ed.org, “Even when employed, high school dropouts earn about $8,000 a year less than high school graduates and approximately $26,500 a year less than college graduates.”

“Make friends because those are the people who will be by your side through the times you can no longer hold your head high,” says a graduating senior from the KHS Boys Varsity Baseball Team. It has been said time and time again that high school is one of the most strenuous times of our lives, and taking on that struggle alone is next to impossible. Talk to people, listen to their stories, and become a new chapter in their life because the connections you have with people is what is going to make your life yours.

Take a moment and think about all of the people graduating at your school this year. They have been through four years of this exhausting cycle of education and they have a million things to teach, warn, and advise you on. Take a moment and ask a senior for some advice, I can assure you that you will not regret it; and for those of you who are seniors - share your story with some younger classmen and give them the help they need to truly be successful in high school.