Grad anticipates new experiences

Published 11:10 am Tuesday, July 7, 2009

With only a few weeks left until the start of college classes, recent high school graduates are making last minute preparations.

These past 12 years were supposed to prepare us for the future and prepare us for the work force, so, we as a whole can contribute to society.

Having to make that step is quickly springing on the class of 2009.

In just months, our last summer of freedom will have ended and we will be entering a new part of life.

I mean, how does one go from high school to college?

Is it harder? Is it easier? Is college really worth it?

All of these questions are frequently answered by past graduates and family members. But how can we know until we try it for ourselves? What is easy to some could be hard for others.

Not only having new teachers and classroom settings, but having to meet new people and make new friends will be a major change in our lives.

We have spent the entire sum of our lives building relationships with people, only to have them disappear when we go to college. This is going to be one of the hardest things to cope with, in my opinion.

Making all new friends is very plausible, but keeping old relationships strong could be a helpful way to get through college with greater ease.

Through this short amount of time that we seniors have left, we should all try and enjoy the experience.

Yes, I know that many of us did not like our school, or school in general for that matter, but how often are you a senior in high school?

We should try and enjoy these last few months with each other because I promise they will go by much quicker than we want them to. I personally enjoy getting to live at home and have food cooked for me!

College is going to be a very unique and amazing experience; however, let’s not forget that college equals having to grow up. Sometimes it’s a lot faster than we want.

Chase Hoyle is a recent graduate of Vincent High School.