So, you’ve survived your first quarter of high school! It probably flew by, a blur of deadlines, new teachers, learning your schedule, the rotation and becoming involved in sports and clubs. You still have 15 quarters left in high school, and while that may seem like a century to you now, you will soon find yourself applying to college, playing your last game, and preparing to say goodbye to teachers and friends you’ve known for years. You’ve been told since you left the middle school that these four years fly by, which you might deny now, but take it from me, it’s the truth. So, how do you make the most of these four years? Participate! Join clubs and activities that you’re interested in, make new friends, and form bonds with your teachers. As a senior, you will thank your past self for working hard and participating in everything you can. Although you may think you have plenty of time to figure out your future plans, you should explore your interests and passions now, so that when the time comes you have an idea as to what your future will look like. However, don’t overextend yourself. In high school, it’s all too easy to lose yourself in your schoolwork and activities. Don’t forget to save time for yourself, your family, your friends, and your interests. In short, make the most of your time in high school, and take advantage of all of the opportunities you are presented with. Most importantly, always keep your eyes on the future, and have fun!