Senioritis: Class of 2021 is Struggling


Katie Criss, Writer

 Senioritis: Class of 2021 is Struggling 

Senioritis is the decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of high school, college, and graduate school careers. With that being said, the 2020-2021 school year has been extremely hard on every student, but it’s been just a little bit harder on the Class of 2021.

Not only are this year’s seniors worried about getting assignments turned in on Wednesdays by 4:00 pm, but we’re also trying to form plans for life after high school. The new schedule of going back to school for five days a week has helped tremendously with getting work done and turned in on time, but it has also hurt us in the way that most of our bodies aren’t used to getting up at 6:00 am. I know that for myself, hearing my alarm go off in the morning is everything but music to my ears. I often find myself having to set multiple alarms to give myself the motivation to get up out of bed. 

This school year has literally put a halt on my motivation, and I’m sure a lot of other seniors could say that as well.

We were all out of the education system for months (most of 2020 if you really think about it) and I don’t even know how to “student” anymore.

Graduation is just around the corner- just over 80 days. It has been extremely hard to focus on our studies when we have concerns about the possibility of having a prom or not, how our graduation is going to go, and finishing putting in scholarship, college, and job applications.

However, there is a way that we can combat senioritis: keep a positive attitude and remind ourselves of our end goal.

Whatever your end goal may be, whether you’re academic bound, already have a job lined up after high school, or you still don’t have a plan yet (that’s still okay), never lose sight of what you want your future to look like. I know it’s so easy to be negative and to hate the predicament that we’re all in, but I think that we should consider all the pros of our situation.

We will still graduate at the end of May, we are surrounded by peers who want us to succeed, and we have  wonderful lives ahead of us. The best thing for us to do, seniors, is to remind ourselves that we’re almost done. Although this year has brought us extremely tough circumstances, we have to finish strong.

We’ve got this in the bag, Class of 2021.