WAC News: Frantic freshmen find solutions to time management
Submitted by Lauryn Scott, WHS Student Correspondent
Everyone says that high school years are the best years of someone’s life. However, freshmen students often don’t feel that this maxim is true. Several freshmen experience stress when they get to high school. This stress comes with academic pressures, extracurricular activities and time management.
Freshman year introduces many new academic pressures. These pressures include getting into Wetmore Academic Society and getting homework completed while juggling a busier schedule. To get into Wetmore Academic Society, which is open to students in 10th through 12th grades, the students must obtain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. This GPA may not be as easy for many freshmen as the classes are more demanding.
With high school bringing so many new opportunities, students must stay focused and work hard. In high school, many extracurricular activities are available to students. These activities include SADD, theater, KAY, Student Council, Scholars Bowl, and many sports.
Alyssa Bloom, a student involved in basketball, KAY, the musical, SADD, StuCo and volleyball said, “Sports are much more demanding, and practices are an hour and a half longer, so you have barely any free time left. You have to wake up extremely early on Thursdays and even on some Saturdays.”
Time management is very important for freshmen.
Abby Shumaker said, “You have to learn to use your time wisely. In high school, there is much more to do, so you have to use your time more efficiently.”
Student Austin Smith gave the advice, “I would invest in a planner. It is an easy way to keep track of all of your activities and assignments.”
Academics, activities, and sports in high school present challenges, but most freshmen at Wetmore High School agree that the problems which come with these challenges are not insurmountable.