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What Advice Would You Give Incoming High School Freshmen?

With school starting in less than a month, a new crop of freshmen will begin their high school careers.

As the days of August wind down, thoughts start to turn to the first day of the new school year.

And when school resumes next month (Sept. 4 to be exact), a brand new crop of freshmen will begin the wild, four-year (in most cases) journey that is high school.

Back in the day, there was a show called Welcome Freshmen on Nickelodeon. I'm not saying that old show had all the answers, but it certainly made dealing with high school interesting.

So we pose the question: What advice would you offer to the incoming Class of 2016?

Marina Pickett August 16, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Do lots of extra curricular stuff in and out of school. Keep track of it all. Make a list of what you did, who you worked for as you go along, with names of supervisors and phone numbers for references. This stuff is hard to remember in your junior and senior year when you are swamped with homework and need to have an organized resume of your high school years for college applications. But all that stuff you do from 9th grade up will be great on your resume. It helped my son get a huge scholarship into Boston University.
Marina Pickett August 16, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Also, use wix.com to make a Student Website to keep track of all your good stuff.
Barbara Mulvey-Welsh August 16, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Use your agenda! It's a great tool for keeping track of your homework and assignments.

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