Summer vacation is over already, and back-to-school advertisements are slowly beginning to creep into commercial breaks as students watch their favorite T.V shows.
Students have a mix of a reactions to the impending end of summer.
Starting his first year in high school, Josh Kim from Granada Hills High School stated, “ I am not excited for school to start, but I guess Freshman year would be cool. Truthfully, the only thing I’m most excited about is playing JV Basketball for my school.”
Both excited and nervous to get her new schedule and meet her new classmates Sophomore Angie Yoo at Crescenta Valley High School, said, “I am really worried about my AP Euro class, but overall, I’m excited to meet my friends again and get closer to new classmates.”
While some of the underclass students enjoyed their summer, many the upperclassmen had a summer full of non-stop education because they went to an after school for SAT practice. Although this practice is hopefully beneficial, a lot of students’ summers were filled up with stress due to studying. This also led to procrastination with their summer assignments which would affect their GPA score.
Justin Rhie from University High School is going into the 11th grade, and he mentioned,“Everyone told me that junior year is by far the hardest, so I’m already really nervous. Hopefully I don’t mess up; I strive for a 4.0. I’m definitely not ready to start junior year, but I am somewhat excited.”
Lastly, Senior Ben Blanco from La Canada High School spent his summer going to camps and learning many new things. Through this camp, he learned a lot about what he wants to do in college and what major he wants to choose.
He said, “ I’m excited to see my friends again and to get back into all my activities, ASB and Engineering club especially. I have a lot off the bat, so I’m excited to get into the swing. It is my Senior year, and it’s kind of surreal.”