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Column: School year’s end brings many joys, frustrations


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With the end of the school year comes numerous factors that affect a student’s outlook on school.

The last two weeks can be completely hectic, with deadlines for projects and essays, and studying to be done for finals and AP tests.

The stress is doubled for seniors, with extra deadlines concerning graduation and senior year, but they should be very well used to the hectic schedule by now, right? Extra tasks on their to-do lists shouldn’t even faze them.

Despite the stress and frustration, some students can find excitement. Summer break is just around the corner.

For seniors, graduation is approaching faster than ever, which may be bittersweet for some.

Maybe even just the fact that finals are over and the tension has subsided is enough to make one ecstatic.

I’ve taken the liberty to talk to students myself and get their opinion. I asked them to offer one joy and one frustration regarding the end of the school year.

Cidnee Euler

Joy: “Starting my life.”

Frustration: “One word: Finals.”

Vicky Smith

Joy: “So much opportunity, and celebrating with friends.”

Frustration: “Trying to decide on colleges.”

Kylan Higgs

Joy: “The end. Yes.”

Frustration: “(Finals) are not as beneficial as they are hurtful.”

Whitney Eder

Joy: “Summer!”

Frustration: “Finals. I hate finals. They are completely worthless.”

Gabe Wilson

Joy: “We are finally going to be done and get our diplomas.”

Frustration: “It’s gonna suck leaving everybody.”

Makenzie Caldwell is a senior at Jennings County High School.

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