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Graduating High School

Why I Know What I Know...

Rumni Saha | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Rumni Saha

When fall brought back its all-too-familiar chill, my little boy cheered; "I love this weather-- cool and crisp and oh so FUN!".

I'm Scared (But Excited) to Go to College

Julia Schemmer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

I want to experience joy and heartbreak and first times and new adventures. I want to fill my scrapbook with people I love, places I went and things I did. I want to live fully, sucking up every bit of life that I'm given.

Seniors, Here's My Final Assignment For You

Kiley Roache | Posted 07.26.2014 | Teen
Kiley Roache

We often hold the negative moments in our hearts, a criticism of our hair, a bad grade, a fight. We can't let them go; it's an annoying part of human nature. But it's the moments of compassion and hope we should hold on to.

My Biggest Dream Is Just Weeks Away

Toshe Ayo-Ariyo | Posted 09.04.2013 | Teen
Toshe Ayo-Ariyo

With that, I think I'm ready to embark on another journey. I am excited for the wonderful education I will receive at Penn, the influential people I will meet and the amazing opportunities I will have. This is the dream I have always aspired to.

7 Reasons Why I'm Psyched To Start College

Emily Truong | Posted 09.03.2013 | Teen
Emily Truong

I keep thinking about how difficult it is to keep in touch with people long-distance. And about Chicago's rising crime rates and being on my own in a totally new, admittedly intimidating city. But there are so many things to be happy about.

My Advice For The Class Of 2013

Grace Gist | Posted 08.08.2013 | Teen
Grace Gist

Just remember that so many people believe in you and have invested so much in helping you succeed. Now it is up to you to take advantage of what they have given you.

Why The Class Of 2013 Will Change The World

Luis Ruuska | Posted 08.01.2013 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

So Class of 2013, let's make the best of it, and let's start all over again. For all intents and purposes, it's a brave new world out there and if anyone can make the best of it and start all over again, we can.

Now That You Have Your High School Diploma, It's Time to Clean Up Your Act

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

What, exactly, had these kids learned in 18 years? Where was all the idealism they'd spewed only a few hours earlier at the big ceremony? We were about to unleash almost 200 creatures on the world, and it was a little embarrassing. Who, exactly, was going to clean up after them?

Your Guide To A Stress-Free Graduation

Posted 05.23.2013 | Teen

High school graduation day: It's supposed to be one of the best days of your high school career, right? Not necessarily. As with any other other major...

'What Have I Been Doing For The Past 4 Years Of My Life?'

Marlee Ellison | Posted 07.17.2013 | Teen
Marlee Ellison

If you're a future freshman or an underclassman, what follows is my advice to you. Yes, the "high school years" are saturated with stress (and an impending sense of doom during exam season), but that doesn't mean you can't earn something out of all the time you'll spend there.

The 10 Best High School Graduation Movies!

| Posted 05.06.2013 | Teen

By Alexis Benveniste As high school comes to a close, we’re dying to watch our favorite movies about high school graduation. Sit back and relax, ...

Gifts for the 2012 High School Graduate

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

To save parents the stress of shopping and college-bound graduates the disappointment of lackluster loot, here are my top picks for the graduating class of 2012.

The Perfect Gift for the High School Graduate

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 07.25.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Seniors, here are some recommendations on how to spend your summertime. College is about trying new things, so give these a spin, and you'll hit the campus more flexible than Gumby after a yoga class.

Graduating High School Got Me Off the Streets and into College

Romonia Dixon | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen
Romonia Dixon

Living on the streets was difficult, but going to school was even harder. How could I focus on a math problem or a vocabulary word when I'm constantly thinking about where I will stay that night?