The Unspoken Rules of Senior Year!


AJ McClellan, Reporter

Senior year is filled with many different emotions throughout the course of the year. Everybody who says that senior year goes by fast is 100% right. Senior year is exciting because you know you are so close to the finish line, but nerve-racking at the same time since the real world is just as close.

As a senior, you start to mature into a young adult and understand the values of your life more. As a senior or 17 – 18 year old, you take on bigger responsibilities which could be a good or bad thing for certain people.

Some people like the feeling of adulthood and more responsibilities because it shows that you are no longer kid anymore as they mature day after day. Some people are scared because they never want to grow up since being a kid with few responsibilities is the “fun life.” It all depends on the person and situation.

As a senior, you start to discover who you really are. You find out who your real friends are, your determination and commitment, and simple self-love. You start to understand that it will soon be you .vs. the world and everybody has to find a way to “make it.” You have to be your own person and find your purpose in the world. Your purpose isn’t going to jump out at you like a scary movie; it’s going to take time to find out what fits you best.

As a senior, you have many different options once you receive your diploma on graduation day. Doors open and only you get to decide which one you want to walk through. It’s your life and you get to decide what you want to make out of it.

I talked to a couple seniors to hear one thing they discovered about senior year that no one taught them.

Senior Chase Stuber said,”One thing that senior year taught me is that not everybody is going to stand by your side and your decisions, but in the end you have to do what’s right for you.”

Another Lakeview Senior, Isabella Adkins, said, “It doesn’t really matter what you do. Do what’s best for you.”

Everyone has come to an understanding about the value of their life and what they must do in order to live a successful one. Everybody is different in their own ways, achieving their own success down different paths. But we all have Lakeview Pride.