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Senioritis Hits Campus Hard

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Everyone knows seniors become more lackadaisical as graduation nears. The whole upper school looks forward to those final weeks; with the warmer weather, spring sports, and summer right around the corner, it’s hard not to like the springtime. But, it seems that as soon as spring hits, a switch is flipped and a majority of the seniors at Williston come down with a bad case of “Senioritis.”

Post-Graduate Dylan Agbarha feels that he has senioritis–again. (Dylan entered Williston as a PG after receiving a diploma from his former school Taunton High in Taunton, Mass.)

“I definitely have senioritis,” said Dylan. “I feel that I have not had the same levels of motivation I had at the beginning of the year.”

There is a simple answer to this declining motivation: College. Most of our seniors have gotten accepted into college, or know what they are doing next year. Because of this, they begin to care less about how they do in the spring term and focus on the events of their upcoming summers as well as their future plans.

Seniors do have to be careful, though. If their grades slip bad enough the college can deny them entrance into their institution. This is a more rare occurrence, but can definitely still happen.

Mrs. Motyka, who works at the front office in the schoolhouse, has seen the first-hand effects of senioritis.

“I see an increase in tardiness,” claims Motyka. “I also see a decrease in dress code.”

However true this may be, not everyone is impacted by senioritis.

Post-Graduate Braeden Heald seems to be immune to this illness.

“I don’t really have senioritis,” says Heald, from West Des Moines, Iowa. “I’ve been through this before, and it just feels like another year.” He went to Valley High School in his hometown.

Whether a senior has senioritis or not, there is a different vibe on campus than there was in the beginning of the year. In the beginning of the school year everyone was excited to be back on campus. But, as the months roll on and  students find themselves in the same daily routines, the motivation for  academics can decline.

Senior Oliver Lawrence shared his wisdom on the cure to senioritis.

“One cure is intrinsic motivation,” said Oliver. “Working for your own benefit, working hard for only yourself, that’s the cure.”

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