Your senior year is truly one of the most important times of your life. You'll make some of the best memories, as well as some of the biggest decisions you've ever made before. In preparing for your last year of high school, know that the coming season is full of newness, but that the same God is by your side in all of it (Hebrews 13:8). As you look ahead & consider your faith, this blog is for you. Here are some eternal truths to remember & encouragements to cling to.
Even though you may work a job or take summer classes, hopefully you've been able to take advantage of the season & its opportunities to fill your mind with the stuff of books. If you haven't though, no worries, because you've still got time! For the last remaining month of summer, make it your goal to get through at least one book. If you're wondering where to begin, read on to discover some of the favorite books of the summer from me & some of my bibliophilic friends.
Juniors (& certainly seniors too!), it's that time in your high school career: the time in which you start looking at colleges for yourself. You sign up for more information from a couple schools, you visit the websites of a few others, & you attend a lunchtime meeting at school with a college representative. After all that, as well as after reading an informative pamphlet the representative handed you, you're left with a great sense of knowledge about a lot of different schools. But what about having a particular connection to a college?
Mississippi College is a pretty fantastic place. With a gorgeous campus, vibrant student life, & professors who know both your name & your face, it's certainly worth considering in your college search. Located right outside of the state's capital city of Jackson, MC is situated right in the middle of the state. Also at just an exit & an intersection off of I-20, it's perfectly accessible. Unless your GPS terribly malfunctions, there's no chance of getting lost when you're on your way to Mississippi College! So then, what's stopping you? If you have any more doubt in your mind about why you shouldn't hop in your car to check out this place, let me give you a few more reasons why Mississippi College's campus is worth your visit.
Hello future freshmen! I hope that you are incredibly excited for college to start since it's a little over a month away! As the summer comes to an end, it is important to begin considering what you need to bring to college with you—and what you need to leave behind, particularly in terms of decorations. I speak with the unique position of having both brought far too little with me and then having attempted to compensate by bringing a ton of things back with me the first time I went home. Needless to say, my car was filled to the brim as I returned home from college after my freshman year. Having learned my lesson, I hope I can advise you not to follow my same mistakes. With a little forward thinking, you can arrive at your residence hall in the Fall with exactly what you need and nothing more!
If you're an incoming freshman who couldn't be more pumped to start the college life, chances are you know lots of other people who feel the exact same excitement. People who are that excited don't tend to keep their feelings to themselves. But if you're leaning more toward dreading move-in day than anticipating it, perhaps you haven't talked to anyone else who feels the same way.
For some people, the fact that summer means an absence of school is more than a little unpleasant to hear. For some of us during the school year, summer loomed ahead as far more than an absence from classes. It's also an absence from of lot of the deep friendships you've established, from two hour lunch conversations in the Caf, as well as from countless midnight Whataburger, Krispe Kream, or Waffle House runs. To some people, summer means pausing so much goodness, certainly for more goodness of a different sort, but to what avail?
First things first: you're about to be a senior! You've made it so far & now you have just one more year in high school, just one more year before you set out on a completely new path in life. Senior year can easily be your most fun year of high school yet, but it's also the only time left between you & college. So then, make the most of it & do everything you need to be prepared for an awesome college experience! To help you do just that, here is a list of pointers to guide you in the right direction:
After the last finals are completed & the term papers are turned in, the students of Mississippi College leave the comfort of campus & head off to do big things all over the world. Some slip on their Chaco's & head to camp, while others decide to work a new job or learn through an internship. There are even others who get passports & head across an ocean or down the continent to study abroad or do summer missions. A select few of us though are lucky enough to land the best summer gig (in my opinion). We get to stick around Clinton & party with all of you at orientation! Trust me, nothing could possibly be more fun!
Somewhere in the midst of it all, the culture of college has made us ok with losing our ability to function normally during finals. However, this doesn't have to be true. It's possible to do finals well without sacrificing your self care. Today, I give you my (rough) guide to surviving finals while still being a person.