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10 things I wish I knew in high school

Only 28 days left in school! But who?s counting?

Minds start to wander from classroom discussions; day-dreamers multiply as teachers try to stuff knowledge into long-term memory banks at the last minute. The season calls for flip-flops, shorts and vacation, not books and deep thoughts.

?Make good use of every minute with your friends,? Sharon Scharf, Art and Home Economics teacher, said. ?For some people, this it?s the last time you?ll see them for the rest of your lives.?

For those students with high school time left, Scharf?s suggestion was to not give up.

?Work hard and try to keep your grades up,? Scharf said. ?It will count when you get into college.?

Scharf decided to leave the seniors, mainly the girls, some interesting advice.

?Always sit like a lady when you sit on nice stools,? Scharf said.

Carina Moran, ?05, advises underclassmen to work hard and be involved.

?Keep your grades up!? Moran said. ?It really matters. Get involved and get to know everyone. It?ll make the school year more enjoyable. It does go by fast, and life goes on after high school, so try and enjoy it while you can.?

She also hopes that students are grateful for the atmosphere found on campus.

?Appreciate Fresno Christian,? Moran said. ?This is such an awesome place and the friendships made here are golden.?

Basically, her advice can be summed up in two words.

?In four years, you?re out, so either way the time spent here is temporary,? Moran said. ?So, rock it!?

Some recommend making every day exciting.

?Enjoy everyday, make it special,? Josh Wright, ?05, said. ?Don?t try to grow up too fast.?

Wright believes that teens should live every day to the fullest.

?I haven?t had any cornerstone event that changed my high school experience,? Wright said. ?But when you realize that if you try to make your day a good day, you?ll make your life much better.?

Wright suggests being outgoing to really experience high school.

?Have no regrets,? Wright said. ?Talk to everyone, be cool with your teachers. And, get your stuff for college done early.?

Michael Fenton, math teacher, echoes the call for seniors to study.

?Keep going to class,? Fenton said. ?And, keep studying. In the summer, enjoy time with family and friends. Also, make new friends.?

Fenton suggests to underclassman, as they are preparing for college, to remember to get involved with a Christian community.

?Learn to grow in your faith,? Fenton said. ?When you go to college, step out. You?re going to get railed on about your ?ignorance? and that your beliefs are ?last century.? Don?t be afraid.?

The turning point in Fenton?s high school career came when he was rejected from the University of California at Berkley.

?I was devastated,? Fenton said. ?Looking back, I was prideful. It was a stumbling block for me.?

Fenton can sum up his advice to students in one sentence.

?Sometimes we don?t get what we want,? Fenton said. ?But, it could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you.?

For more information about end of the year schedules, contact the high school office at 299-1695, ext. 5.

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