Senior Words of Wisdom

The class of 2021 leave pieces of advice to the underclassmen.

June 2, 2021

As the 2021 San Dimas High School school year comes to a close many if not all seniors have taken the time to pause and reminisce on their time spent at San Dimas. Whether they are good or bad memories, they will stick with us for years to come.

High school has been an adventure and many students have great stories to tell. While all of our individual experiences are different, it is good to look back at how far we’ve come. Most of all, we now have wisdom we can impart to the underclassmen.

If you’re an underclassman, learn from those before you and take some of their advice. When we asked the seniors to share some last pieces of wisdom, here were some of their responses. 

Seniors William Contreras, Eris Guttierez, and Giselle Loaiza urge the underclassmen to step outside of their boxes.“Don’t be afraid to try new things and take risks!”, said Contreras. “Be more confident and positive because not everyone is looking so deeply at your insecurities,” Guttierez adds.  “Be willing to try new things and meet new people. Get involved in clubs or sports, find what makes you happy, and don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone” said Senior Giselle Loaiza.

Senior Lauren Gray wants the underclassmen to know it’s okay to let people go, “people will come in and out of your life, if they stay they stay, if they leave that’s okay too. Understand that you come first and need to love yourself first,” said Lauren Grey a Senior 

Matthew Geraci gives advice by looking back at his freshmen self. “If I could go back and talk to myself as a freshman, I would tell myself that the only thing that truly matters is making yourself happy without caring what others think. Live life in the moment and make memories that you’ll look back on and cherish, instead of regretting the missed opportunities that could have been,”.

As a Senior myself,  I want to tell the underclassmen that these next few years that you’ll embark on in Highschool will be a rollercoaster. School will throw a lot of curveballs at you but you’ve got to remember to keep working and push yourself to succeed. The habits that you pick up now will carry on with you wherever you go. Remember to be kind and tolerant of others and don’t forget to embrace your kid self because before you know it, you’ll be applying to colleges, enlisting in the military, or trying to figure what career you could see yourself in.

With all this said don’t be afraid to be yourself and strive to be the best person that you can be.

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