For Next Year's Seniors

Will you be a senior this fall, for the 2014-15 school year? Just like a champion sprinter’s style, it’s important to get a fast start senior year. This is a good time to do a personal attitude survey in anticipation of your final high school year, which, if you’re planning to go on to higher education, will also be when you apply to college.

A strong, positive attitude is very important during your college quest. The crucial high school years — ninth through twelfth grades — present many obstacles to young people who are also struggling with another challenging situation — being a teenager. The pressures of teenage life, when mixed in with the stress of day-to-day high school, can be a strong demotivator for young people.

If you are a high school student or the parent of one, it’s time to take inventory of the attitudes that leave home with you or your child every school day. Here are some questions to consider:

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