You guys have it the worst.
Dear Juniors - An apology.
Ahh, Junior year. Probably the worst year of my life, either because of all the god damn work piled atop me or all the stress that comes with figuring out how the hell to perfect my gpa and test scores for applications in the year to come. In my opinion, it's probably the worst year of High School for a lot of people from the amount of complaining I've heard. Many adults talk about how seniors are the ones juggling all the activities with their schoolwork, how commendable it is for them to be leading all these opportunities for underclassmen while keeping up with all the college application processes and whatnot, and to you adults I call bullshit. Pure and simple.
Have you lot ever seen a second semester senior? That time in your life when you suddenly consider not getting out of bed at 6-7 in the morning just to trudge through a day of schoolwork that likely doesn't matter because we all already have acceptance letters? Sure on the outside, we seniors look busy. But In reality, we're closer to not caring about all of this than Sophomores are to literlaly dematerializing (because no one actually cares about sophomores, Im sorry guys). Juniors, on the other hand, have to care. Because they, are not in college quite yet, they, aren't even out of high school for another year, and it is with that thought that they force themselves to keep going.
Furthermore, Junior year is probably the most boring AP class year. You can take a ton of APs, but the ones that are offered are simply more difficult versions of what the regular or Honors classes are learning anyways, and certainly aren't new subjects as a whole. Senior year AP opportunities are just as difficult, but at least you get closer to truly leaning towards what you actually care to do in life instead of learning how to write a pointless essay marginally better than a CP student can - huzzah for you. Juniors, don't get enough credit for all the crap they have to go through, and I would just like to personally thank them for their service. Lord knows I'd of appreciated the same last year.
Keep it up you lot - you've got one more year until things ease up at least!
(P.S., no, Tide Pods are not a viable food source - yes, even on days where you've got an assessment in every period. YOU STOP THAT.)
18, Freshman Finance major at Howard University in Washington DC. Can't wait to go to Law school though!