Sophomore Year

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Do not be alarmed, sophomore year is not the end of the world. Although, it is not the time to slack off either. Sophomore year is a lot easier due to the fact that you are now more comfortable with the school and the way everything works.

Even though nothing super significant happens in the tenth grade, it is still important to stay on top of those grades; as they do still affect your future. Grades for this upcoming year will still be calculated into your gpa for college application so do not brush off this year just because you will not be applying to colleges quite yet.

One piece of advice, always be careful who your friends are. Try to keep positive people around, those who will support you and urge you to reach your potential. Try not to keep people around that could jeopardize your future.

“Choose your friends wisely,” sophomore Catt Roberts said.

Even though high school is supposed to be the “best time of your life,” it does not mean one should allow themselves to become influenced negatively and ruin your future all for the “fun of it.” Students can sometimes choose not to do their work and end up suffering for it.

“Take the prep course for the test, it helps a lot,” said junior Savannah Real.

During the sophomore year it is required to take the PSAT. Do not worry, the PSAT does not affect your grade in any way. It is just to measure how prepared you are, and how much you need to study before you take the SAT/ACT.

Try to keep a list of possible colleges in mind. Do not be blindsided by all the possibilities and requirements out there to attend college.

Avoid the trauma, keep a small list of colleges whose requirements you think you could manage to achieve and, also of those who spark interest in your field of study. The College and Career Center is available to help students.

“The single most important thing you can do is get involved, in your school and around the community.  This involvement helps you gain community hours for scholarships and it looks good on your resume,” College and Career Counselor Mrs. Alex Everett said.