Senior Exemptions: Pro

As the year wraps up, many seniors are thankful for the possibility of not having to take one or more final exams. Most would agree that this privilege comes with seniority and gives 12th graders a break. Despite this, there are still students that advocate for exemptions for all grades in exchange for working hard all year. Part of senior exemptions has to do with hard work, but for the most part, it is about being a senior. Other grades have not experienced, and do not have much understanding, of all the stress that comes with college, activities, grades and scholarships.

This is not about tearing down the idea of exempting students from final exams. It is, rather, about writing to support exemptions while simultaneously arguing that they are exclusively for seniors. This is completely reasonable because every student would be allowed this privilege once they reach senior year of high school.

Although senior year tends to be a year to slack off, it is still important to account for the students that fill their schedules up with difficult classes in preparation for getting into college. For these students, being exempted from final exams seems to be the least the school could do.

Though this idea has strong support, freshmen, sophomores and juniors: just wait, one day you will get this privilege too.

Samantha Barnes, Social Media Editor

Senior Samantha Barnes is the Social Media Editor of the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is the secretary of Student Congress and competitively horseback rides. She will attend Fairfield University to study Business next fall.

Author: thecolonel306

The Colonel is Ledyard High School's award-winning news magazine, serving as the student voice of LHS for almost 50 years.

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