If 2021 is your year to be a senior in high school, you’re in for a surprise. We don’t mean to spoil it for you, but knowing some of the benefits to expect might prepare you and hype you up for the greatest time of your high school life. Read this for more.

You’re progressing

Moving from being a high school junior to a senior means that you’re stepping up in your high school career, you’re passing and progressing. Soon enough you’ll be out of high school and making some important varsity and/or career choices. That’s definitely something to be excited about. That, and the fact that it means that you’re growing not only as a high schooler, but as an individual.

You can be an inspiration

There are going to be expectations associated with being a senior, but this doesn’t have to be a bad thing at all. All this means is that you can challenge yourself to become a better person by making the right and responsible decisions to inspire your peers and the juniors in your school.

You’re respected

Everyone deserves to be respected, regardless of age or the grade that they’re in, but even with that said, expect a different level of respect in your senior year. Your teachers might stop babying you as much as they used to because they respect and understand that you’re now at the age where you can prioritise your studies. Being considered a senior means there might be a spotlight and a whole lot of accountability directed at you- and that’s a great opportunity if you use it right.

You get perks

Who doesn’t enjoy a few perks now and again? This may depend on the rules of your school, but being a senior can have some great perks. Some of which may seem small, but they definitely add some level of exclusivity to your high school career. Like a different tuck shop queue from the juniors, more lit and educational excursions, socials that are exclusively for seniors and lots more.

You have a lot to look forward to

Once you’ve gotten over the hurdle of being a junior, you’re a few years away from completing your matric, heading to varsity and eventually, starting your career. This is an exciting thought and it should motivate you to want to keep working hard. That’s not the only thing. Matric dance! An ongoing tradition for most high schools that’s rewarded to the matric class for getting to the finish line. This is only the tip of the iceberg of some of the many things that being a senior brings closer to your reach.

If you’ve been overthinking being a 2021 senior, we hope this article has lessened some of your worries. There’s a lot more to look forward to than there is to be afraid of. We believe in you and we hope you’ll have loads of fun. If you need help getting through the senior year, here’s a guide to help you. Good luck!

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