senior stress by mylahj brown
Germantown High seniors are that much closer to graduation day, but some aren’t quite ready.
Senior Counselor Ruth Fischer could have the answer as to why this might be.
“Number one, like so many people, they have put off what they were supposed to have done two or three months ago until the last minute; procrastination,” Fischer said.
Along with procrastination, the anxiety of making hasty decisions also seems to be adding to the seniors’ stress. Seniors have a substantial amount of time to make up their mind for college, but they don’t think so.
“They feel that they need to make an immediate decision, when in essence they have until May first,” Fischer said.
Fischer gave information on how seniors tend to alleviate their anxiety. One problem causing the stress could be right beside them.
“They’ll talk to their friends who know no more about it then they do; the biggest mistake a senior makes, or any high school student, is listening to someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about,” Fischer said.
While some students still face some stressing decisions regarding college, a few have already made that huge decision.
“I’m going to the Los Angeles University of Photography and Arts,” senior Taylor Faciane.
Another senior, Isaac Singleton, feels that making the decision does alleviate some stress.
”I’m going to Tennessee Tech,” Singleton said. “Nothing is really troubling me right now; I’m basically already in.”
With one semester to go, the time to make a decision is closer, but time is still there to make a good decision, one that might affect the rest of one’s life.