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Say Sayonara to Our Semester Graduates


Many seniors complain about senioritis, but one thing most need to realize is they have the option to graduate a semester.

This year’s senior class has 59 students who plan on graduating early.

These students have chosen this path for a variety of reasons.

Senior Aniyah Gillum is one of the students who will graduate this semester.

She explains, “I’m super excited to be done with school and move on to a new chapter in my life.”

However, senior Joey Mancini plans on continuing CTC and doing college online. Afterward, he plans on attending Missouri S&T.

Kelys Scott is setting out to work. She plans “to work at the Ford Motor Plant.”

Graduating a semester might seem very appealing to some students, but you must get through obstacles to be approved.

According to the counselor, Ms. Koerner, you must be enrolled in eight hours of college classes or work at least 30 hours, Monday through Friday, and have all your school credits.

Gillum had to take summer school classes to graduate, and Joey Mancini took two English courses in the first semester.

Though all semester graduates are excited, they have fond memories at BSSD.

Senior Kelys Scott enjoyed many of her teachers. She says, “I will miss my teachers because many of them were like family figures.”

Senior Aniyah Gillum says she’ll miss spirit weeks, sporting events, and some of her teachers.

But they also admit there are challenges to success in high school.

Vanessa Rimpson says staying motivated is one of the most challenging things you’ll have to do for four years.

Hayden McKinzey believes it takes work to manage classwork and still have fun.

Kelys Scott says the most challenging part of high school is balancing your school presence and mental health.

One piece of advise Scott would like to pass on is to “take each day as slow as you can; nothing has to be rushed. Take the opportunities offered because they won’t always be available.”

In conclusion, high school students need to work hard and plan in advance to graduate early.

So, if this is a good option for you, make an appointment with your counselor and discuss this possibility.

Congratulations to all semester graduates!

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