Senior Year - William - KIPP Nashville

KIPP Stories, News | September 27, 2017

Senior Year – William

Senior year. The final stretch of the long journey through high school. Nervousness is all that I feel as the year is beginning, because I simply do not know what to expect. There is prom, graduation, and signing day. Three very exciting things happening during senior year that every student wants to experience.

KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School senior, William.

I recently got measured for my cap and gown. Ms. Pippen, our Dean of College Counseling, called me to the hall and told me to hop on a scale and then put my back against the wall. As this was happening, I thought to myself, “This must be something for P.E.”!

Little did I know, I was being measured for the most exciting things ever.

There is also one huge step that we have to take as seniors in the first semester: applying for college. This task sounds like a simple thing to do, yet it is a task that fills my stomach up with butterflies.

Will I or will I not get accepted to this school or that school is all that comes to my mind when I think about applying for colleges.

Applying to college seems scary, but I know that it is what will determine where I will be for the next four or more years of my life in order to set myself up for success.

But apart from this nervousness I feel, I also feel a great sense of pride and accomplishment for being able to make it this far in life. I feel grateful to have had many supportive teachers throughout the past years to support me, and I am excited to see what this year has in store.

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