Senior Year: It’s Flying By

Art by Jubilee Delgado

By: Luke Updyke/Photojournalist

First quarter… down.

Second quarter… down.

Third quarter… 75% DOWN.

What makes senior year go by so fast? Why do the days feel long, but the year seem so short? These are the questions most seniors find themselves thinking about, yet no one seems to have an answer. As the days until Summer decrease, the amount of work we all have increases. Preparation for moving into the next stage of our lives is now a first priority, one which pushes many to begin stressing.

What many don’t realize, though, is the fact that as long as you are determined and keep pushing, it will all be worth it. That hard work and those adapted skills will help keep you afloat and keep you moving. Pushing through hard work now will allow you to do the same later on down the road–and that’s just what we need.

Seniors Alexa Stanley and Gwen MacConnell shared their thoughts on the subject with the Raider Reader.

“This year is definitely flying by… it’s hard to keep up with sometimes,” Stanley said.

“I agree with Alexa’s statement here, actually. It HAS been hard to keep up for sure. Sometimes you think the days are long but then after looking back, you realize the year is already over half over,” MacConnell added.

Whether you’ve got it all figured out, or if you have no clue what you’re doing, it will be alright. It will work out. Don’t sweat it, you’re almost there!

Luke Updyke is a senior at Blue Ridge High School and strives to do something new every single day. He enjoys creating music and pushes himself to do the best he can in all he does.