The pre-college jitters
February 21, 2013 • Ashley Loza, Staff Writer
Filed under Lifestyles
For graduating Saints that have not yet read that word that everyone wants, “Congratulations,” it has been a wait that seems to be never ending. Whether it is for a Top Choice college or just the first one, students are hopeful for the future acceptance.
Seniors are anxiously waiting either to receive the acceptance letters in the mailbox or to attend the college that they have already been accepted to.
“I am happy that I have gotten into four schools, however, I still have twelve more to go. So at least I know I will be attending college, but I wish I had all my options already and didn’t have to wait until April!” senior Theresa Thompson said.
Although for most, the wait has been excruciating, seniors should not worry about their future college yet.
“Students should not be worried about not receiving any acceptance yet. People will begin to receive announcements through March,” counselor Kristie Stragier said.
Next up, after college applications, are the pursuance of scholarships. Senior Desiree Palomares received a full-ride scholarship to University of California Berkeley on behalf of her life-time gymnastics career, while others are searching across the internet and speaking to counselors to apply for some.
“Having a scholarship is the most amazing feeling in the world. I feel so blessed and plus, I know my parents are thrilled about it too,” Palomares said.
Whether students have been accepted or not, it seems that senioritis has struck all seniors throughout the school and procrastination has been at its highest. Even some of the highest-performing students are missing assignments.
“I never expected senioritis to hit me since I was always so dedicated to school, but it’s killer. I have no desire to do anything anymore but sleep,” senior Emily Pincin said.
Despite the latest senioritis, most students will take what they have learned throughout the years at San Dimas and apply it to college life.
“I will be going to Michigan. I am incredibly nervous, considering I have never really been away from my family for so long, or so far away. But my excitement for the new experience far outweighs any worries or fears I have,” senior Ellie Benzel said.
Students are moving everywhere in the country for college. Yet, new technology, such as Skype, has made it an easier transition for students to be far away but not completely separate from the people they love.
“In college, I will be doing what I actually love,” senior Julia Morrison.