Senior PerspectivesSeniors give their parting opinions and observations about Sibley High School
By: Simone Anzion, Sibley Scribe
The greatest piece of information that I am taking away from high school is that hard work is always rewarded. I spent my freshman year slacking off and it hurt my GPA. I realized that if I wanted to be successful, I would have to work hard. Looking back at my time in high school, I am glad that I persevered. Because of my hard work, I am graduating and moving on with my life.
During freshman year, I was really disorganized. I put off homework and did not prioritize anything. I thought that school was just social hour. Now that I am a senior, I have learned how to be organized and get everything done. I am able to do well in school and make time for friends. School is way more fun for me now that I am organized.
The best advice I can give to freshman is to stay true to yourself. I know it sounds cheesy, but there are a lot of pressures in high school and it is very easy to lose yourself. Make sure you know what is important to you and always believe that you can succeed!
I think the greatest piece of knowledge I would take away from high school is that everything isn’t as severe as you may think it is.
From freshmen year to senior year, so many things have changed. From my friends, to what music I listen to and the way I dress. But I suppose more importantly my whole view on the world has changed. Being around so many different people, and being in Mr. Skov’s class for two years really made me think about everything around me.
To new coming freshmen, be open to new things, people and experiences. Not to be cliche, but high school is all what you make it to be.
One of the greatest things I about my experience at Henry Sibley was the feeling of family that I had in so many of the classes and activities I participated in. In Orchestra, we worked together to to improve ourselves and each other. In French and AP Literature, we came to feel very close as we went through the challenges together.
I would say that my standout moment was the Carmina Burana performance my sophomore year.
If I had to give advice to an incoming freshman, I’d advise them to keep practicing at something even if they’re not that great at first. Persistence and perseverence are important.
I think that playing an instrument has helped me think about the world and learn things more deeply. I would advise incoming freshmen to balance their schedules. It’s great to take hard classes and challenge yourself, but it’s also important to not stress yourself out.
The best thing I learned at Sibley was learning to take responsibilty for myself. If I wanted things to change, I had to do it all myself. Through Sibley, I also learned that it is good to always try new things. By trying new things, I have found lasting interests. Finally, I am very thankful for the friends that I have made throughout my high school experience.
When I was a freshman, I did not realize how much effort I had to put in to a class that was difficult for me. I could not slack and still expect to get a good grade in the class. If I was struggling, it took me a long time to ask for help. Now, if I have any difficulties in a class, I am able to ask for help much sooner.
The best advice I can give to freshman is to try new things. Do not limit your interests because you might discover something new that you love. It is also important to challenge yourself academically. High school is what you make of it, and it is always good to push yourself to do better.