A letter to overwhelmed seniors

Jordyn Hunt and Hailey Russell

Jordyn Hunt and Hailey Russell

Lauren Rupsis, Staff Reporter

The 2019-2020 school year is in full swing and seniors have to handle applying to college while still maintaining grades, sports, clubs, and social life. The task can be overwhelming and requires careful time management. There are many strategies students can use to help combat the stress of this process in a way that is beneficial to mental health.

Many students feel stressed and overwhelmed trying to juggle all their activities and the college application process. 

“I felt really lost and confused about my responsibilities, even when there were so many resources for us to use,” senior Brendon Soubannarath stated. 

“It’s really stressful trying to balance everything,” another senior, Caitlin Doris said. 

In order to alleviate some of this stress, students should first get organized. Organization will help students be aware of what they need to get done and when they need to get it done by. This can be done with a planner or even creating a simple list of things to do.

Another strategy is to prioritize. Seniors should prioritize academics and applications based on when they are due. If there is an application due in a few days, that should take precedence over assignments due in a few weeks.