Senior Ready to Transition
Jasmine Artis, senior, is more than ready to make the transition from being a high school student to a college freshman, but before she lets go of high school, she’s enjoying the last few months in her senior year.
Artis says her high school years seemed to go by really quickly, and even though she’s ready to get out of high school, if she had the chance, she would go back and change a few things.
“If I could go back, I would have really taken my first few years of high school seriously and listened to my teachers when it came to things like goofing around with friends and skipping classes in the tenth grade. I would also have not attended Milford Mill Academy in the ninth grade because when I went there, I messed up my grades by not really taking things seriously, and that messed up my GPA.”
Artis says, “Despite what most people say, being a senior doesn’t feel different at all; the only difference is the work is harder in classes. For example, in my ninth grade year, I didn’t have to work as hard to improve my grades because it was only ninth grade, but as a senior, I have to work harder because this is my last chance.”
So far, Artis has applied to one college, Coppin State University, and she plans to stay in state for college because the out of state college fees are too expensive. Even though she can’t wait to get out of high school, she also says she’ll miss things such as her favorite classes like Theater and Gym.
Artis only attended a few school events and dances; she says “I didn’t attend things like homecoming dances because I didn’t have the time and transportation, but I plan to attend Senior Prom this year because it’s my last year and just like Junior Prom last year, I want spend memorable moments with my friends.”
She will add that memory to her most memorable high school experience, last year’s pep rally. Artis says her school spirit will continue after graduation, since she will consider herself a proud alumna of NTHS.
She does have some advice for incoming freshmen, don’t goof around and waste time, focus on your work, and don’t think it’s a cool thing to skip school.
“No matter what, try your best, and always remember high school is important and the decisions you make in high school are essentially the key to your future.”