Finals week begins soon at many high schools, and this is about the time of year when we start to see the first signs of the stress getting to our juniors. With the courses, SAT classes, activities and college planning, it's important for juniors to remember two things.
1. Most college students would tell you that while the academic material is more difficult in college, the sheer demands on your time are much, much more rigorous in 11th grade. This is as difficult as school is likely to get for you.
2. You're just 18 months away from starting college, where you'll take classes you want to take, live in a dorm, meet new people, go to football games, take road trips and have plenty of time to catch up on all the sleep you gave up to get there. It's going to be an amazing four years where your most important jobs will be to learn and have fun.
11th grade isn't easy, but most college students would tell you it's all worth it to do what they're doing now.