I’m a SENIO12, betch.

For the longest time, I have been looking forward to my SENIO12 (the 12 forms an “R”) year. Disney Channel made a movie about it (HSM: Senior Year, remember?) and it’s not even that. There is something that makes you want to say hoo-rah about being Big Man on Campus. And now that it’s here, I’m not really seeing it as how I wanted it to be.

That could probably be because my schedule got totally screwed over and instead of taking a full six-course load, I have now had to down size to a five period day. And the lanyards. I understand why we have to wear them, but I still think it’s the stupidest thing ever. If some intruder really wanted to come onto campus, they could just buy a lanyard at Target. What. Ever.

In case you haven’t noticed, my senior year really hasn’t been going too well so far. It’s not what I wanted it to be.

But I still have the highest hopes and plans for my senior year.

First off, college apps is where it’s at right now! I’ve started the informational boring unintellectual part of it but that’s about it. I already have some essays written, but I feel the ones I have now could be twenty times better. Yeah, but these really are going to take a long time so it is time do them……now! Well, maybe not this second…

Mock Trial just went from being an after school activity to help me become a more articulate speaker to plain fun! It has now become my baby after taking it over from Lauren and I’m pumped to see the program grow. Flyers went up for the informational meeting last Friday and the meeting is on Thursday (for those interested). As the president, I am looking forward to planning and running all the practices and watching the noobs go from bad to less bad. Ha! No, but my goal is to have everyone improve on at least one aspect of the trial process. And personally, I want to improve. I want to be able to deliver those sketchy objections with confidence, even if I’m wrong. I want to memorize an entire closing without cues from the paper. And I want to have an intimidating presence in the courtroom.

Academically, I want to do the best I can. Realistically, all A’s are not going to happen (physics taught me one thing) and I know that. So let’s just see how the course plays out and if an A is a stretch, I will still go for it. For me, senior year has to be my strongest year academically so let’s see how this goes.

And in between all this academic stress, I want to have fun. That means, going to all football games (senior pit, anyone?) and dances and just enjoying the time left with the besties. College is just a mere year away and this is the last time I can see everyone everyday. So here’s to senior year. I’m going to make the best and the most of it! Go class of 2012!


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