Another successful school year is drawing to a close, with less than 20 days left in the school calendar. Summer break is just around the corner and many students are impatiently awaiting its arrival. For some students, however, this release cannot come soon enough. Seniors are graduating this May, and this is their last chance for reflection before the inevitable end. I decided to reach out to a few of these seniors to get their opinions by asking three simple questions: 1) what have they learned as a senior here at BMC, 2) what advice would they give to upcoming seniors, and finally the cliché question of 3) if they could travel back in time to freshman year, what would they tell their past self?
“What Have You Learned as a Senior Here at BMC?”
Each of the students I spoke to had thoughtful responses to my questions. James Shea mentioned that when he was a freshman, he spoke to a senior who told him that he inspired him to talk to more people and that the person looked up to him. James has found that age has nothing to do with who you are. What matters is what you can learn from others and what they can learn from you. Kara Kelly mentioned that she has learned that time escapes us all and is something to be held in high regards. Monica Robbins mentions that it is important that you learn to advocate for yourself, because there is no one here to hold your hands along the way. Kevin Chavez says that he has learned to appreciate friends, and to never take the time they have together for granted. “These friends have encouraged me and have helped mold me into the man that God wants me to be.”
“What Advice Will You Share?”
Each senior has something inspiring to share. James and Kara share similar advice, saying that we should not be afraid of the future and should not wish the years away, because we must cherish the time we get. There is no way of getting it back once it is gone. Take every moment that you get and appreciate it. Monica’s advice is very sensible: make sure that what you choose as your major is something that you want to do and where you want to do it. Kevin’s advice is to slow down and enjoy your years, because senior year will fly by.
“What Would You Share With Your Past Self?”
James imparts that he would have told his past self to follow and rely on Jesus Christ more closely, and to be patient, humble, and even more while being faithful to Jesus Christ. Kara would tell her past self to be on top of her work and get it done early so that she would never have to pull all nighters, as well as take more sentimental pictures. Monica shares the same sentiment as Kara in the sense that she would tell herself to not work herself to death and find the time to enjoy life. Kevin says that he would tell himself to prioritize more effectively and make time for himself to ensure he would not get overwhelmed.
Each senior who excels in school will excel in their future. There is one more thing that we as students have to worry about though, and that is finals week. I will provide the schedule below!
April 26, Monday
Final Examinations for 8:00 a.m. MWF classes begin at 9:00 a.m.
Final Examinations for 8:00 a.m. TR classes begin at 1:30 p.m.
Final Examinations for Monday night classes begin at 5:00 p.m.
April 27, Tuesday
Final Examinations for 9:00 a.m. MWF classes begin at 9:00 a.m.
Final Examinations for 9:25 a.m. TR classes begin at 1:30 p.m.
Final Examinations for Tuesday night classes begin at 5:00 p.m.
April 28, Wednesday
Final Examinations for 10:40 a.m. MWF classes begin at 9:00 a.m.
Final Examinations for 10:50 a.m. TR classes begin at 1:30 p.m.
April 29, Thursday
Final Examinations for 11:40 a.m. MWF classes begin at 9:00 a.m.
Final Examinations for 12:15 p.m. TR classes begin at 1:30 p.m.
Final Examinations for Thursday night classes begin at 5:00 p.m.
April 30, Friday
Final Examinations for 12:40 p.m. MW classes begin at 9:00 a.m.
Final Examinations for 1:40 p.m.TR classes begin at 1:30 p.m.