After spring break, many students feel as if school is not a priority anymore. This especially happens to seniors, and students and teachers claim this as a “disease” otherwise known as senioritis.
After spring break, many students feel as if school is not a priority anymore. This especially happens to seniors, and students and teachers claim this as a “disease” otherwise known as senioritis. Senioritis is when seniors in high school are known to become very lazy and unmotivated because of how close graduation is.
“Senioritis has made senior year very hard for me because I wanted it to be over before we were even halfway done,” senior Chryshell Davis said. “I didn’t feel like doing anything when I knew I had no choice.”
Senioritis has had a negative impact on students’ work ethic and the way they go about completing school work.
“This year, I probably have done less homework, studied less, and all around just tried less. I’ve only tried more in extra curricular activities,” senior Bradley Stewart said.
Although many seniors are affected by senioritis, some do not feel as if it has really hit them yet.
“Senioritis hasn’t really affected me the way I thought it would because I really am motivated to push through the rest of the year and prepare for college,” senior Ali Myatich said.
Senioritis does not go unnoticed. Teachers start to realize their seniors becoming lazy by the grade they have in their classes.
“They just don’t care. It’s not a matter of halfway completing an assignment, they just don’t even complete it. It translates from a low grade to a 0,” Eenglish teacher Allison Norwood said.
Seniors should get their priorities straight in order to excel during their last year of high school.
“Do what you can now so you can have summer to have fun,” Norwood said.
Prioritizing and concentrating on how to succeed is key to staying on top of things during senior year.
“I have been trying to improve my senioritis by staying busy and focusing on my work constantly so that I don’t get behind on anything,” said Ali.
Although senioritis drains the students and leaves them wanting to get out of school as ssoon as possible, some seniors are sad about this year coming to an end.
“This year is more emotional, there’s more emotional aspects because you’re ready to graduate, but you’re so used to this and don’t want to start a new chapter in life,” senior Maddie Kimmell said. “Senior year has definitely been more fun because there have been more opportunities and more freedom and privileges.”
Story by Maddie Mason, Lindsay Long, Chyna Wallace
Photo by Chyna Wallace