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.
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:
So then, knowing that there are so many incredible colleges to choose from, how on earth do you get started with picking just one? That's a valid question & one that I asked myself more than once in my high school career. There are so many possibilities that it can be difficult to even begin looking for the right college fit. By the grace of God, I found my way to just the right place for me & today I'd like to share a few tips I picked up along my own college-search experience.
On Resurrection Sunday obviously, Christ's resurrection is prominent & celebrated joyfully. It is a day of remembering the cost of salvation and rejoicing that God the Father would pay the price of his Son for such a broken world. But what about the other days of the year? What does it look like to focus upon the resurrection of our Savior on a Monday in March or a busy summer Saturday? If Christ's resurrection gives us victory over death through the Holy Spirit, what does it look to live in that resurrection power daily?
Reflection is a healthy part of growth in life. When we look back to our pasts & take a close look at who we used to be, not only do we see how far we've come but we can recognize the most important parts of the journey. Reflection allows us to learn from everything that life has either handed us politely or thrown quite forcefully at us. With that in mind, here are two of the Choctawk bloggers' takes on their high school selves in the form of letters.
So you want to go to college but you don't have a ideas for a major...well then, I've got a story for you.
Once upon a time there was a high schooler who needed to make a lot of big decisions & that freaked her out big time. Making life-altering choices such as choosing a college felt daunting when she had no idea what direction (literally or figuratively) she wanted to go in life. She felt like the unknown was far too close for comfort, & it overwhelmed the planner in her. While her doctor-aspiring friends were applying to colleges with the best pre-med programs & her future-architect-friends found schools suited to their needs, she felt as though she had nothing to go on at all in the college decision-making process. However, by the grace of God & the advice of a few people, she ended up at a school that she loves &, after some time, studying a subject she also loves.
But what if your passions & your talents don't quite line up quite perfectly? Or what if you're incredible at a wide variety of things (people like that really do exist, I promise) & you're also passionate about them all? Or maybe if you just simply can't quite make up your mind about what to do. That's why there's such thing as a double major!