Seniors Slide through the Remainder of the Year



Student falls asleep during class.

With this year and the constant changes, seniors are facing new challenges both academically and mentally. Students are coming down to the end of the year and are not finishing as strong as they can.

According to Long Beach Post, as students wind down their last few weeks there are multiple stressors to their well-being such as changes to sleep, diet, studying for exams, etc.

Other stressors could be brought up from the new changes that seniors will face once they leave for school. Students who are going off to college will face a new campus, new people, new surroundings, and possibly more tests that incoming freshmen will face.

“With Covid, no one is keeping on track with their school work, now that most students are already accepted they feel that they don’t have to try as hard to keep up with their grades,” senior Belle Neset said.

According to America’s Promise, some tips/pieces of advice for graduating seniors who are feeling the effects of the year coming to end an could go on a road trip with some friends before leaving for campus, celebrate your accomplishments whether they are big or small, and enjoy your time while at home with your friends and family.

“Some ways that I do to help with end of school year stress are to help keep everything on schedule and all my activities running smoothly, keeping a schedule both with school and my social life definitely help,” senior Mikayla Burns said.

Students tend to lose their motivation throughout the last few months of the school year and that is where teachers will most commonly see the sliding increase. With COVID this year it was hard for teachers to hold students accountable and on track with their school work. When students are at home there isn’t a teacher there to help them stay on track with their assignments.

This also creates a large amount of stress for teachers. Teachers receiving parent emails, missing assignments, late work, and many more. Students but as well as teachers should find and or create ways to maintain the end-of-the-year workload.

“Things that help me personally maintain my end-of-year stress are sitting by my plants, talking to a therapist, and going to the cabin,” Kyle Ann Herring said.

Although this year has involved many ups, downs, and changes, it is still important for students to want to set themselves up for success going forward in their academic lives.