It’s finally the end of the school year. For some of us, it means three months of vacation until fall comes again. For others, the seniors, this is the end of the end. No more homework. No more crowded hallways. No more high school.
The class of ‘16 has finally reached the end. The river is pouring into the ocean, the whole ride is over. It would be a shame if our seniors left us without leaving behind a bit of advice.
Over to the right here is Blake Prock. He’s one of our best students at Springwater. He’s graduating this year with one of the highest GPAs in his grade, a respectable 3.88 finish.
Anyone who is inspired to do well academically should look up to Blake. He balanced the rigourous CAL coursework while serving as Dr. Bradley’s intern for the school’s FEP. He's also a really great friend.
And according to Mr. Lurie, “He's incredibly intelligent. He doesn't say much, but when he does, he says a lot. He won the social studies award two years in a row.”
So what’s his secret? Well, it's nothing you haven't heard about before.
“Develop good habits,” Blake says. “Don't procrastinate.”
He says to not focus too much on the social aspect of high school because in the end, it may not be as important as we think it is right now.
“Don't feel like you just have to be academic to do well though,” he advises, “take some fun classes! Yearbook, world music, just add some fun to your schedule. It's easy to get stressed out.”
However, Blake does admit that the world of academia consumed his life up till the end. He says that 12th grade is quite busy as opposed to the laidback years of 9 and 10. “CAL is not easy,” he also digresses, “but it's worth it.”
Blake, there's really nothing I could write that will do you justice.
Gonna miss you guys a whole lot.