"My parents actually make a deal with me at the beginning of each year, saying that if I work hard and keep good grades, then they let me play, but if I start slipping, then I have to miss practice," Thompson said. "It makes me really work hard and study because I live for sports, but I know that academics come first."
Two things many seniors look forward to are homecoming and senior weeks. These allow the seniors to dress up and show their school spirit one final time.
"Homecoming week is going to be the best way to start out senior year," Brouillard said. "You get to act like a fool, but it will be a week that will mark a big step in our lives. It will be one of the last times we get to act like children."
"Homecoming week is going to be killer!" exclaimed Izabella Little. "I plan on going all out and having the best year I possibly can with all my friends!"
One problem with senior year can be "senioritis," especially during the second semester. This means students start getting lazy as they wish for graduation to come.
"Senioritis is something that all high schoolers suffer from," said Nitro senior James Harrah. "I plan to beat it by embracing all the memories I make this year and to be actively involved in anything that I can.
"Why wish to waste away senior year and dread going to school and suffering from 'senioritis' when this is my last year in high school?" he continued. "I plan to beat it by making tons of memories and waiting for a new chapter of my life to present itself, not by wishing for it."During your senior year, remember to stay focused, get your work done and prepare for life after graduation. However, since it is your final year of high school, also have some fun and make sure your school never forgets your senior class!