Senior-itis Strikes

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Feeling blue? Don’t feel like doing any work or even coming to school? You might have what we call in this day and age… SENIOR-ITIS. So what exactly is SENIOR-ITIS?

Ashanti Pollard, a senior at Rich Central High School believes that she has the definition of senior-itis, “It is my last year. I have gone three years doing large amounts of work, and within those years of study I know that this is my last year of school- and I am about to graduate, it makes me not want to do any work!  I’m so focused on applying for college and what I want to do after high school, I do not want to spend time after school going home to do anything classroom related.”

When talking to another Rich Central senior, Chris Lockhart says that senior-itis is basically when senior students give up on their school work.

“To sum it all up, I am basically tired of doing any school work,” he says.

“Signs of senior-itis are senior students not turning in homework/classwork and not attending school. Those are two main reasons” says Shania Hall, a senior from Rich Central.

Maurice Covington, another senior, says more noticeable signs of SENIOR-ITIS may consist of, “Not coming to school, being late to classes, ditching, and just not taking the last year seriously, at all. Basically you come to school and leave with nothing new having been learned.”

Ashanti Pollard gives tips on curing a nasty case of SENIOR-ITIS.  Ashanti says, “You can not procrastinate! That is the main cause of senior-itis. Find something to motivate yourself and make sure it keeps you motivated for the remainder of senior year because this is the most important year in your high school career”.

Stephen Walker a dean at Rich Central, says that he thinks of high school as a relay race and senior-itis is that last runner that gets really, really tired.

“Think of it as a relay race. They put their strongest runner first, then they have an anchor. Those three years are your strongest runner and your senior year is your anchor. In order to win that relay race we are depending on that anchor to build momentum and finish strong, so that you can win the race,” says Dean Walker.