Dear Underclassmen,

Dear Underclassmen,

Whether graduation is one year away or four, it’s something that all grades are looking forward to. Most of us are itching to get out into the world as soon as we step foot into high school. Freshman can’t wait to be sophomores, sophomores can’t wait to be juniors, juniors want to be seniors, and seniors can’t wait to get up, out, and be on their own.

As a senior graduating in one week, the urge to escape the school system is stronger than ever. I understand what it feels like to be an underclassman; all the social stress, the essays, homework, having bad teachers, having great teachers, I have been through it all. The best advice that I have for you underclassman is keep pushing forward. Keep up with your work because grades do matter; they don’t define your future, but they do help decide whether or not your future will be easily attainable. The harder you work now the less you will have to work later.

Do not let petty drama affect you because in the long run; that drama won’t matter down the road, and it’s not worth getting worked up over people who won’t be there for you in the future. My last and best advice I have is to surround yourself with people who will build you up, not tear you down.  The types of friends you make in high school will indicate what types of people you might associate with in the real world. Don’t rush to grow up. Take your time and make your mark while you can because once you are done you’re done and there is no coming back.

           Sincerely, a Future Alumni

Moriya Phillips, Staff Writer

Senior Moriya Phillips is a staff writer for the 2016-17 Colonel. She is the President of the Gospel Music Club and participates in Select Singers, Concert Choir, and Acabellas. She plays basketball and throws shot put and discus for Track and Field. Outside of school, she can be found volunteering at a performing arts camp, singing Christmas carols for people in need, or hanging out with loved ones.

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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