Alexandra Devine – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Many LRHS senior Mustangs may feel a touch of “senioritis” after two months of the 2022-2023 school year.

The last year of high school can often provoke a mixture of excitement, anxiety, and stress.

For some Mustangs, it is difficult to get through their last year of high school while looking forward to future plans such as college.

Excited seniors also get to celebrate many events, such as their “last firsts”.

A “last first” could include the last first day of school, the last first day of spirit week, or even the last first game of a sports season.

Other seniors are feeling anxious as they attempt to balance schoolwork and college applications.

Some find it difficult to maintain focus and finish strong, especially because the end of this year closes their grade school career.

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Senior adviser Ann Fleury said, “It’s important to stay on top of everything, especially around spring break – that’s probably when ‘senioritis’ hits the most. Set goals, create new habits, and get your college applications in before deadlines.

Senior Erin Walsh said, “In order to get through the year without ‘senioritis’ getting to me, I try to just focus on school and not think about how close I am to leaving because the more I think about it, the more senioritis affects me.”