Maeve's Declassified Senior Survival Guide (Chapter 1)

Maeve's Declassified Senior Survival Guide (Chapter 1)


During the upcoming school year, I will be writing a weekly “O” Spotlight article that chronicles my life as a senior.  In the three years that I’ve attended OHS, I have learned so much about high school including the good, the bad, and the ugly that comes along with it. So, to introduce myself to the Spotlight readers, I'm going to give a list of five things I believe every high-school student should remember:

  1. You won’t be friends with the same people you were friends with in middle school. Of course, you may still be friends with these people but chances are you will make many new friends and become closer to people you never thought you would.  My point is that it’s important to reach out to new people and make new friends.

  2. Don’t take drama so seriously. No matter who you are or who you’re friends with, in high school there WILL be drama. There is no escaping drama so my advice is to try to ignore it and don’t get involved.  The best way to do this is to laugh it off and don’t take things so seriously.

  3. Learn to laugh at your mistakes and don’t be so hard on yourself. In high school, you will make many mistakes. Don’t beat yourself up over the one test you failed or a project you didn’t do so well on. In the long run, it’s not going to ruin your GPA forever.

  4. Attend school events. School events may seem like a waste of time or even boring but going with a group of friends may turn out to be one of the most fun times in high school!  Personally, I enjoy the football games.

  5. Enjoy the ride! A lot of things will change while you're in high school, some good and some bad. But the most important thing to remember is that high-school won’t last forever so enjoy it while you can!

If you have ideas or suggestions that you would like me to write about this year please email me at:  pennemae00@stu.oasd.or

Culture, AdviceMaeve Pennell