Students step into high school with a lengthy checklist of things they want to experience. In the beginning, graduation seems like a billion years away, but the entire journey is nothing less than a rollercoaster ride. You step into the senior year, realizing you are only a few months away from graduating while your checklist is still empty. So, why not make the most out of this time?
Senior year will bring you the busiest days of life with mocks, final projects, college applications, etc. Thus, you have to hit the pause button from time to time and savor the moments around you. It could be going to a weekend party, bake sale, or randomly chilling with your friends in the dorm. Cherish these moments before they are gone, and don’t hesitate to try new things.
After all, no other phase of life will bring you back these high school adventures. If you want to have the most memorable senior year, here are ten things to do before you graduate high school.
Run for Student Council
Who doesn’t like becoming a leader? Running for student council can be your chance to become the voice of hundreds of students. You will be representing your school in events and functions while enjoying a sense of authority over others. It will give you a chance to meet new people and make more friends. Likewise, a position in the student council is a bonus for your resume since employers know you have management and leadership skills.
Take your Favorite Classes
Usually, students are busy with their courses that they never get a chance to take up some extra classes. If you ever wanted to have a course on anatomy, calligraphy, or learn French – now it is the time. Enroll yourself in online classes for high school credit and start taking courses from your home. It won’t come between your regular class schedules, nor will you have to spend another hour at school. It does require extra effort, but it would be far better than regretting later of missing out on this opportunity.
Plan a Road Trip with Pals
Believe it or not, but everyone imagines going on vacations with friends, making a promise to explore the world together. Why not fulfill these promises before graduation? Begin with convincing your parents to allow you for this trip and start planning with your friends. It is not necessary to travel abroad; instead, you can go on an exciting road trip to a nearby hill station. Don’t opt for more extended vacation plans, or else it will become exhausting.
Make a Time Capsule
During college life, everyone is in a rush to get rid of books and notes after exams. Nevertheless, one day you will be super happy seeing that stuff after you graduate. It will take you down the memory lane, making you remember those little random moments. Therefore, grab a box and place your notes, pens (which you never returned), keychains, and other small things. Lock the box and don’t open it until you turn 30 or something. Honestly, you will be proud and glad that you made this box once you open it later in life.
Write a Letter to Your Future Self
In the coming years, you will turn out as a different person. Thus, it is essential to remember who you are right now. So, how about writing a letter to your future self? Discuss your friends, classes, heartbreaks, relationship failures, and goals for the future. Keep it in a safe – somewhere you won’t forget about it. Read it at some point down at your high school reunion. It would be surprising to see how much you have changed, while also giving you a good laugh how childish you were back then.
When graduating from high school, you leave with a lot of things – friends, live sessions, and education. However, one thing you should not have while leaving your school is regrets. If you have ever been harsh to a friend, teacher, or anyone – use this time to make things right. These things last forever in minds, and you would be cursing yourself even after 20 years for not apologizing to someone you hurt.
Participate in Senior Pranks
Pranks are always fun if you keep it in limits without crossing the boundaries. Be extra careful to make sure you don’t sound like a bully with these pranks and enjoy your seniority. You can make boys wear nail paint, sing a song, or ask them to mimic someone. All these pranks will allow you to enjoy authority while letting first-year students make some embarrassing memories.
Print out Memorable Photos
You have all pictures on your camera roll, so get some of these printed. Make a little album that begins from your freshmen year pranks and awkward moments of wandering around the campus. Add some pictures with your friends from the sophomore years who turned into besties later. Likewise, recreate some of the pictures to see how things have changed. Take a final group photo for the cover page of your album.
Attend Unusual School Events
A lot of activities happen in schools; more than one can imagine. Instead of sitting in your room and wondering where voices are coming from, go and attend that event. Be it a theatre play, musical performance, or debate competition – it doesn’t matter if you think these events are boring. It is great to experience them once.
After all, there are no debate competitions, musical plays, or dull bake sales in universities and professional life. It could be the best way of making the most out of your senior year.
Everyone comes across admirable teachers who make a difference in a student’s life. If you also have some teachers who changed your perspective towards life or helped in your high school journey, don’t you think they deserve a thank you? You can give them a small thank you note or a gift that reminds them of you. Alongside teachers, you must have spent time with other school staff – gym instructor, football coach, the floor in-charge – thank them too for giving you the best time in school.
Everyone goes to school to get an education, but you also make memories there. During your school journey, you meet new people, experience new things, and discover your talents. So, you have many things to do before graduating since the time you spend in high school will be cherished forever. You will laugh at your mistakes, those depressing heartbreaks, and fights over group projects. Thus, make sure you are making some beautiful memories there.