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It’s official, we’re halfway done. Two years down, two to go. The joys of no longer being at the bottom of the food chain were enough to make it through the first few weeks of sophomore year, but after that, the second year of high school became old news real fast. Maybe you got your license and blew all of your money on fast food. Or maybe you failed your driving test the first time (@me) and STILL blew all of your money on fast food! Either way, sophomore year has left me broke, bored, and still with no idea of how to study.
Even though we’re no longer fresh meat freshmen, this year has still been full of firsts. First AP class (round of applause for you guys; I thought Geography was tough); first time taking 36-point tests that will determine our futures (but no pressure); first all-nighter (and second and third and so on…); first time crying over a misplaced study guide; and many, many more wonderful things that come with the perks of high school.
But hey, sophomore year wasn’t all bad. I think this year I was able to learn more about myself. I joined some new clubs and enrolled in some new classes. I’d like to think I made some new friends. I’d also like to think that I’ll actually use something I was taught this year in real life…but let’s not get crazy.
To any soon-to-be-sophomores reading this: I hope your second year of high school will be even better than your first (just think: an entire lunch period all to yourself!)
As for the current sophomores reading this, I wish you all good luck. I hope all the scary things we’ve heard about junior year are only partly true. I hope all your new AP classes don’t make you cry and that your ACT scores are higher than you expected and that you start to find colleges you could really see yourself at (did anyone else’s heart just start beating faster from reading that sentence or is it just me?) But more importantly, I hope you meet people that make you smile and join clubs that make coming to school even just a little bit better.
Two years down, two to go. Spend them wisely because before you know it, our names will be on the college list (see pages 14-19!!)

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