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Finishing high school without regrets

As upperclassmen prepare to graduate, many look back and wish they took advantage of opportunities earlier

Milan French, Social Media Editor

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  Many say students tend to rush through high school, their eyes strictly set on college. This is considered normal, but in this process many upperclassmen miss opportunities that are only presented to them once in their lifetime.

  Granite Bay High School senior Lauren Angelo has regrets about not participating in activities in the past, as do many of her peers.

  “I regret not going to all of the home football and basketball games,” Angelo said. “I felt like I kinda missed out in being in the Tribe and cheering them on and being there to see really good games.”

  Other students feel they missed the opportunity to be involved in school and campus life.

  “The one regret I have had through my high school career would be not joining Student Government,” senior Ben Law said. “The reason why would be because you get super involved in the school events super quickly and through participating or planning those events, you make a lot of friends and bond with them super fast.”

  Students regret they missed the opportunity to feel and build more of a connection to the campus.

  “I didn’t join any clubs sophomore year, (and) I didn’t go here freshman year,” junior Chloe Boyan said. “I was afraid of the time commitment but I wish I had known they were just a good way to share an interest with friends and new people who also share that interest.”

I wish I had known they (clubs) were just a good way to share an interest with friends and new people who also share that interest.”

— Junior Chloe Boyan

  Other activities students regret missing include formal dances GBHS holds each year, such as Winter ball, Junior Prom or Senior Ball.

  “I didn’t go (to Winter Ball) freshman year by choice. After that, since I played on varsity basketball, we had a tournament scheduled on Winter Ball night every year,” senior Ryan Haug said. “Some years I would have been able to go, but I chose not to ask anyone because of the chance that I missed it.”

  Senior Catherine Rubino says she has participated in all she wanted to in high school, yet still feel regretful.

  “I’m a cheerleader so I was always on the sidelines for football games,” Rubino said. “I wish I could’ve experienced being in the Tribe during football games during this last year.”

  Numerous additional students, such as junior Brayden Schauer have learned throughout their years in high school that it’s better to try something while the opportunity is still present because you never know when you will have the chance to do it again, if ever.

  “I regret not doing Sports-a-Rama freshman year because it was really fun sophomore year, and now it’s gone.” Schauer said.

  Some regrets include not jumping at the opportunity to join things they wish they did sooner.

  “I wish I joined Student Government sooner because I made so many new friends and it’s a great way to get to know everyone on campus,” Schauer said.

I wish I joined Student Government sooner because I made so many new friends and it’s a great way to get to know everyone on campus.”

— Junior Brayden Schauer

  Senior Jack McGrail had a similar feelings about a class he wish he joined sooner.

  “I wish I was able to join Advanced Journalism sooner if I didn’t have so many classes sophomore year,” McGrail said. “I had a classic time as a sports editor and writer; it would have been totally next-level if I got to do it another semester.”

  Senior Jason Dell’Orto wishes he had the realization about missing out on playing on a high school soccer team sooner.

  “I regret not playing soccer my freshman year,” Dell’Orto said. “The team had a great group of guys that I would’ve loved go get to know earlier in my high school career.”

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Sidney Zabell, Co-editor-in-chief
Sidney is a senior at Granite Bay High School who is in her third year on the Gazette/GraniteBayToday.org staff. She is one of five co-editors-in-chief for 2018-19. She was previously a features editor and a staff writer. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends or listen to music.
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  1. Interactiveonlinemathtutorials on May 19th, 2018 2:58 pm

    Thanks you for another wonderful year!

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