Hello again. It’s been awhile since I’ve had the free time to blog but I thought I would add a recent update on what senior year is like at Skyline. For starters the school seems to be functioning well enough, much smoother than last year. Mr. Sye does seem to have things under control and I’m starting to hear all these new announcements about students who are tardy to class starting next week will be detained (maybe it’s just me but that made me chuckle awkwardly considering how much we’ve been reading about the Patriot Act in government class).
I’ve been enjoying my senior year but it is crazy busy. I’m currently loaded down with three AP classes, plenty of homework to keep me busy, a job three days a week, participating in three clubs while running one of them, and trying to apply to colleges all at the same time. Yes… my head starts to explode probably every other day. Let’s just say I HIGHLY recommend that every student in this type of situation use a day planner… it’s been saving my life.
As for colleges, I’m starting to get overwhelmed and a little lost. Gone are the days of filling out an application and mailing it in. Everything is now automated and online, including the application itself, score reports, teacher evaluations, counselor evaluations, supplements…. AHH. But I did manage to take a break from the hectic mess to go visit some East Coast schools and gosh, it was so refreshing. Of the four my aunt and I looked at, Brown stood above them all. Right now I would say that is my top choice, and with a barely 12 percent acceptance rate (last year something like 27,000 people applied to a now 5,000 person student population) it will be a challenge.
Wish me luck.