By Hannah Taylor, Jade Wright, Ava Coffey
It has been a long journey for the class of 2023 seniors, as they endured life in quarantine during their 9th and 10th grade years, and then had to get accustomed to life back on campus in 11th grade. The Raider Review spoke to seniors about their preparations for the future and what they are looking forward to this year.
Many seniors are excited for the Homecoming dance. Brooke Simmons, a senior at STA, said, “I am looking forward to Homecoming week this year because there are always fun dress down themes and the football game at the end of the week. This time, it also gives me the chance to bond with my friends.”Brooke is hoping to see a sports day, color day, and possibly a country day in the dress up themes during Homecoming week. She mentioned that country day would give many different students the chance to embrace their heritage.
Many of the students have lofty goals, ranging from majoring in biology to mastering in criminal justice. Josefina Vivet commented, “I want to study architecture at the University of Florida, and graduate with a master’s degree.” Further questioning revealed that Josefina participates in many clubs to further her understanding of architecture, and she plans to join even more clubs this year that help steer her in that direction.
In regards to course rigor, Asshana Rodriguez revealed, “My hardest subject is AP Macroeconomics. This course is different from any of the other courses I have ever taken, as the lack of background knowledge has made the class harder.” Asshana feels that even though her Economics class won’t further her understanding of the medical field, she is optimistic that the class will help her in regards to dealing with student loans and things of that nature.
Seniors are going to have an interesting year ahead as they get ready for upcoming festivities and prepare for college. Even though they’re getting ready for their new chapter in life they will remain a raider 4L.