Upperclassmen get privileges, but also responsibility

Jillian Herbst and Gaby Rosabal – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – There are a lot of emotions involved with becoming an upperclassman at LRHS. These are the years where many students must begin thinking about leaving high school.

rachel monroe for usa softball 2019
LRHS senior Rachel Monroe took responsibility to represent her country, playing softball in Italy this summer.

Many seniors have college at the top of their minds.

Senior Rachel Monroe said, “I’m kind of stressed because I haven’t decided on a college to continue my softball career and education, but I also can’t wait to see where the future takes me.”

While some seniors may be a bit nervous, others can’t wait to see what awaits them.

“I feel great about being a senior and I cannot wait to see how things go with baseball and where it takes me,” said senior Wyatt Hollifield.

Many juniors are excited to no longer be underclassmen. Being a junior comes with many privileges but many new responsibilities as well.

All juniors and seniors have the privilege to park at school and take online classes off-campus.

Junior Zach Fenimore said, “Getting to park at school makes me feel more grown-up and like I am no longer one of the younger ones.”

Upperclassmen left a few words of advice for the younger students as they continue their way through high school.

Junior Rylie Carroll said, “The best thing you can do is to have as much fun as possible and to not stress.”

Senior Isabella Gomez advised, “Every year counts, and while enjoying your years of high school make sure you stay on top of it.”

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