School has finally started again. After a very long three-week winter break, some students are happy to be back, while others desire to stay on winter break.
A long vacation was an overdue reward for many students. Finals week and college applications were huge sources of stress for a majority of kids. Sam Crockett, a senior at Hart High School, said that “submitting applications was a tedious and long process.” The combination of all these factors caused students to get anxiety. For many kids, this break was a good opportunity to take time to relax and get rid of their anxiety.
Going weeks without sleep in order to ace their finals, students also used their winter break to catch up on sleep. Dawson Waage, a sophomore at Hart High School, claims that he “slept over 12 hours every day.” With weeks of sleeping an average of six to seven hours, an extended sleeping duration was welcomed with open arms. However, after three weeks of vacation, several students are faced with the impending task of waking up early in the morning.
Some people have a more positive outlook. Mark Negley, a sophomore at Hart High School, stated, “I had a lot of fun during winter break, but I am also looking forward to the learning opportunities I will attain next semester.”
The enthusiasm of some students at Hart High is astounding. It only shows how great of a learning environment Hart High is. Cody Strange, also a sophomore, says he “hopes for an even better semester than the last one.” With the excellent staff at Hart, it sure looks like this upcoming semester will be quite amazing.