Wise Words and a Thank You from The Class of 2018
As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, seniors have not only given their last thank you’s to some of the most influential and impressionable teachers, but they were kind enough to offer a few words of wisdom to the incoming freshman. These bittersweet last words from the seniors emphasize that time goes by fast; so make the most of it, step out of your comfort zone, and enjoy high school!
“Stay organized. High school is not like middle school at all, so don't expect it to be. Be organized, plan out your day and weeks, and keep an agenda.” “Mr. Patterson because I'm really close with his son and he's always been really good to me; he's been a good role model for me.”
“Even when you're taking a lot AP classes and such, don't really take it too seriously. If you spend your entire time studying, it kind of sucks because you're going to go to college and be doing the same thing. Just have fun and join some clubs, but don't let your grades fall.” “We got to give out our thanks to Ms. Woods the best teacher on campus.”...
"Try not to procrastinate too badly because if you do too much, it kind of overwhelms you -- but yeah, have fun as well.” “Probably to Ms. Lee because she's been super awesome and super nice and really helps out a lot.”
"I'll go with two things first -- get a ton of sleep and then the second thing, get your license I've had my permit 3 times and so don't be like me.” “I'll go with Ms Woods because in addition to being a great teacher, her roasts are pretty good”
“If you want to show respect to your teacher you don't have to do too much effort, all you have to do is at the end of class give them a handshake and it means a lot to them --it gets you a long ways with them if you're struggling in school and that'll give them the extra push to want to give you help if all you do is give them a handshake and show them respect.” “It would be Scott Meikle; he helps me ...
"Four years are going to go by like that, so be prepared for what's next." "I think it'd be mr. Patterson. Because he really gives us that tough love, like he just wants us to do our best. I just want to thank him for pushing us far, because I know he really wants the best for us." ...
"I would say, just really focus on school." "Mr. Bailey, because he has always had my back."
"Miss Crawford. Because she is super laid back, and she treats everyone like family. She is super chill, and if you do something wrong or you are late on assignment, she understands and will give you a second chance."
“Don't take AP senior year. Be friends with more yearbook people so you're in more pictures.” “Mr Eason because he's the nicest teacher ever. He takes you on many field trips. I've been on like 14 field trips, other people have been on zero and he paid for our senior breakfast and he paid for all of our food he's really nice he cares for all of us”...
“I would say try to stay true to whatever you're interested in. When you start here don't let AP classes get to you because they are not as important as they seem they are and grades aren't as important as you think they are, other things matter to.” “I would think Mr. Hinton because he's a good teacher and he actually cares about his students.”...
“Stick to what you're passionate about and don't live all your four years of high school doing academics because then you’ll just regret it.” “I’d like to thank Mr Charles because he’s been a teacher to me for four years and he’s helped me through a lot.”
“Join lots of clubs and do a lot of activities.” “Mr Charles, because he’s the most laid back teacher here.”
“I would tell them to like really like focus and take the classes that they're really interested in because some classes that I took I wasn't interested in and it didn't actually didn't help me in college.” “I would thank Ms Woods because she makes class really fun and she also pushes you because she cares about how you do on the semester exam.”...
“My advice would be to know that it's okay if you messed up on a test because honestly it doesn’t really matter that much in the scope of things and it’s okay if you didn’t get the grades you exactly wanted as long as you tried your hardest and did your best.” “I would like to thank Mr Knoeppel and Ms Lee because they're both really great teachers and they care about students even i...
“Keep your circle small because it’s rough.” “Ms Crawford because she has gotten me through tough times and she supports my writing skills.”
"Probably just stay productive, and be on top of things because one you let all your due dates go past you and you have to make up work, a lot of stress builds up. So definitely just stay on top of your work and be productive." "Ms. Taylor and Mr. Meikle. Those are probably the two best teachers I've had all throughout my school year, well my school life. They're really good at teaching, they're reall...
"Just take it easy during your freshman year, because a lot of the time coming to the school is a lot different, and it is a lot harder. Just start settling in first." "Ms. Woods and Mr. Gokul, both of them really helped me a lot."
"I would have freshmen set up their gpa's as high as possible. So come Junior and Senior year when they are taking four or five AP classes, they have a little cushion." "I would have to thank Mr. Gakuru and Ms. Styles because they kind of helped me out a lot through high school and just altogether." ...
“Don’t expect all your free time to be there.” “I would thank Mr Gearheart for letting his class be open to the senior class letting them work on their Capstone projects.”
"Definitely turn in your work on time." "I would say Mr Chung because he sort of helped me figure out what I wanted to do and so he sort of molded my education in a way in which I actually enjoyed it."
“Get enough sleep and don’t over challenge yourself.” “Mr. Duggan because for soccer he was always there and trying to help us.”
"If you don't know it by midnight, just go to sleep. You can just sleep. It is better to be well rested and don't know, than be tired and think you know it." "Dr. Hearn, because he's great."
"Stay on top of work, because you need to do your work in order to pass classes." "I would just like to thank Mr. Mayo."
"Don't procrastinate" "Mr. Patterson, he's helped me out through all the years I've had in high school, especially in chess club"
"Don't procrastinate because people just keep getting overwhelmed by work so its best to stay on top of everything." "Mr. Knoeppel because he helped me a lot during my senior year with college essays and just advice in general."
"Honestly don't procrastinate because that's what I did freshman year and honestly I missed out on a decent amount of AP classes and honors, so just don't procrastinate" "Probably Mr. Hall because he's pretty chill and he actually teaches"
"Study up and don't procrastinate, or else you'll get beaned." "Mr. Underwood because I've been with him all four years and he's pretty cool and he helps out everybody else, and me too."
"Just do your work. I've seen too many people on the edge of failing just because they don't want to do stuff." "Ms. Crawford because shes been there, I've had her two years now, shes always there for help and shes always really nice about it."
"Try to find your interests and your passion and study that." "I'd thank Ms. Crawford because I had her freshman year and senior year, and shes really easy to talk to."
"Get lots of sleep." "Mr. Meikle, he made senior year hilarious."
"To not procrastinate, time management. Have a lot of time for yourself, don't just take naps, do a lot of activities, and just make the most of it." "It would be Mr. Gearhart because, two years since I had him, he's been there. He helped me a lot with a Capstone project, he just helped me so much, it's crazy."
"All of my teachers i ever had, especially the english ones because they have just been very supportive. They help you look at things from a different point of view and kind of expand your mind." "My advice would be, when you start struggling look for help. No matter what it is, no matter how dumb it may look, seem, or feel, look for help; because if you don't, it will hinder you from achieving...
“This one’s on AP’s: only take AP’s in stuff you’re actually good at. You don’t want to stress yourself out in something you’re not good at.” “I would probably to go for Henderson, I had him for History of Pop Music this year and it was really fun being in his class.”
“Get an A." “Mr. Mayo, because he’s a good teacher.”
“Don’t be dumb: Be smart, do what you need to do, make good decisions, and don’t force your ideas on other people. Just be yourself.”