BMHS PrideTime Reporter
With the second semester of the school year being in full swing, many seniors at McMahon are facing the full effects of Senioritis. What is Senioritis? Senioritis is a common symptom of second semester seniors shown by a lack of motivation and a dismissive attitude towards school. The urge to skip class or put off assignments is rising with the approach of graduation, but don’t fret seniors, you’re not alone.
Liz Murphy (‘18) told PrideTime, “Oh yeah, Senioritis is definitely a thing. It’s just part of the process. Honestly, I don’t know how I haven’t ‘H’d’ yet”.
The important thing to remember is that you are not the only one struggling to push through the last semester of school, even the best students are affected by Senioritis. Recognizing these symptoms in yourself is the first step to overcoming your Senioritis. Here are some tips to help you push through these final months:
The end is in sight, and although these last quarters will seem like a drag, remember that they are your last moments of High School. Focus on the fun and good things about school, like the friends in your classes or afterschool activities. Once you receive your diploma on graduation day, you would want to reflect on the last months you had in High School were lived to the fullest- not having a miserable and lazy last two quarters. Staying motivated with your class work and trying harder to keep with school events will give you long-lasting memories.
Johnny Grasso (‘18) said, “I’m driven to be successful, so even though at some points I just want to throw my hands up, I won’t.”
Sure second semester can be stressful, but remember all the fun stuff that comes in these final quarters too! With these final months come warm weather, senior skip-day, spring break, spring sports, prom, graduation and PGP! Make these last months are memorable, and take advantage of these things and have fun with your friends, since you will never be in high school with them again.
Find a Balance
Having senioritis won’t pause the workload- you will still have tests, projects, and assignments to turn in. Especially in the midst of hearing back from colleges and internships, all of the schoolwork can be overwhelming. One key solution to this is to budget your time carefully and stay on top of all of your assignments. Fighting the desire to procrastinate and spending hours on your phone or with friends in advance will eventually give you tons of more free time to enjoy yourself without the stress of more work to do.
Remember the Consequences
As much as you want to give up in these last months, remember what you worked for in the past four years and what you could be giving up. These last few months do count, and with colleges still paying attention to your grades, you wouldn’t want them to revoke their acceptance when you are so close to being free. Keep up the hard work, be patient, and you will be relieved of your senioritis and rewarded for fighting it off when you walk across that stage in your cap and gown.