High school seniors affected by disease across the nation


Stephen Moore

Seniors Daisy Henk, Connie Birchall, Ashley Obodzinski, and Tamia Dubose sleep during marketing teacher Jeff Verkeyn’s lecture.

Stephen Moore, Web Managing Editor

Senioritis, noun:“A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, prepeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as Graduation,” according to Nacacnet.org.

Many high school seniors are reporting to have the symptoms of the dreadful disease, senioritis. While parents and teachers believe this disease is fictional, the symptoms are showing all around RHS.

“It’s killing me. I can’t make it to school. When I’m at school, I’m sleeping. I just have no motivation,” senior Shannon Riley said.

Senioritis can be very destructive to students, causing grades to plummet, missing assignments to build, and absences to rise. Seniors still have to remember, the final year of high school still has an effect on their high school performance, and may as well determine college acceptance. The laziness and lack of motivation seniors have now, also tends to have an impact on attitude and performance in the future, at work, college, etc.

“I think that anytime you get close to the end to any task, you start to lose steam. It’s just a part of life,” English teach Gabriella Schmalenberg said.

The best way to avoid senioritis is just to push through, and keep looking ahead. Having fun and enjoying yourself is a big part of senior year, but so is maintaining academic performance. Still go out, and have fun with your friends, but also set time aside for homework and studying – yes, studying is still important. Finish the school year with a bang. It’s the last one. Set an example to for the future seniors.