Dear Sophomores,

December is here and this is an optimal time to pause and reflect on your growth and goals from 2021. Like 2020, 2021 has been a time of forced change and your role as a student and classmate have evolved. I am proud of your progress and hope you take the time to acknowledge this in yourself too. Though it has been challenging, you have proven that you can rise to the challenge and continue to achieve.

Your monthly self-care activity:

Mindfulness activities are beneficial for combatting stress related to school and relationships.

Many sophomores have asked, “what can I do now to prepare for college?” The best first step is to keep your grades up. Your grade point average (GPA) is used to determine eligibility for admission to college and for certain scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to students based on certain criteria, like GPA or athletic performance, and they do not have to be paid back. So, keep setting your goals appropriately!