Written By: Elton Huayre
As the fourth marking period rolls around, many are reminded that the end of the school year is near. For some, this is a wake up call to do better in their studies. For the class of 2023, it is a wake up call that the end of their high school career in Port Chester High School is about to come to an end.
The feelings of the class of 2023 are complicated. Many have said that choosing a university or college is too stressful. As one student said “it is sad because for me, personally, everything good is starting to happen right when everything is going to be over, it’s bittersweet – it’s the end of a chapter but the start of something new.” The student over the span of four years feels more attached to this year since it is the year in which they felt that everything is going to be alright but now how to go and move on with life.
On the other hand, some students are relieved and are trying to enjoy the moment. As one somewhat relaxed senior said, “I’m excited. Even though half of high school has been ruined due to COVID, it’s alright and just going with the flow.” Another student said, “The end of the year has finally come, and I can now start to prepare to go to college.” Such a positive perspective from the class that is about to leave the nest is truly admirable.
For the rest of the students who aren’t graduating, here are some tips given by the class of 2023. Continue to have fun doing things you are passionate about and to be prepared for college. Preparing for college early on will save many hours of staying up and trying to finish everything last minute.
The end of the year is coming, yet people seem eager to explore the world. Much of the class is regretful for not trying hard during the first couple of years in high school and hopes to fix these regrets by either making the most of the rest of high school or pursuing a career that they love when they enter college or university.