To the Senior Class


Everyone hears this idea that college will not dictate how the rest of your life will occur. As a senior, I have heard numerous comments on the idea that wherever I end up, I will make the most in that community. And I believe it, I truly do, but at the same time, for a stressed, homework-riddled senior year, all I can think about is making it to that dream school. 

That dream school, the school where you see yourself waking up in the morning, running a couple laps around the campus before classes start, where you see yourself laying on the green grass reading a book and at night going out to eat at the amazing dining hall. Everyone has it, but in the end, this dream school really boils down to one thing: it is a school with programs like any other. And although their marketing team did an amazing job demonstrating all of their programs, there will be other schools. 

I am a huge believer that everything happens for a reason. It will be hard to see why a person did not get accepted into their dream school. I still have very haunting images of where I will end up. But at the end of the day, I will be where I will make the most out of everything. I know it’s hard to say this to you, seniors, because I have trouble inhaling this advice as well, but I can’t stress the fact that college will be 4 years long. That is a minimal amount of time in comparison to the rest of your life. 

You cannot hold yourself to a lower degree because you did not get into your “dream” school. In fact, be proud that you didn’t because you will take the gifts that they did not see and apply them into another community. You will make the best out of any situation you find yourself in. A faulty college admissions process that only lets an admissions officer see your writing, grades, and a brief interview will not accurately define you. You are much, much more than what they ask. The college that sees that and accepts you for you is your dream school.

With this, I wish everyone a happy, stress free break, especially for our seniors!


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