Senioritis: It’s Real

Jenna Anderson, Writer

If you are a senior, you may already have caught senioritis.

The definition of senioritis is “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.”

“Senioritis is when seniors only have a short amount of time until graduation and they can’t focus because all they can think about is what they are doing after high school,” Dillon Koch, sr., said.

Lack of motivation and focus are the most common symptoms related to senioritis. When students catch senioritis, it’s tough for them to fight it off.

“Senioritis has caused me to stop trying in classes I won’t need the rest of my life because my grade is good enough that I can afford to do terrible in the last month,” Koch said.

While freshman year flies by for most students, senior year seems to move quite slowly. After spring break, homework seems to drag on for all students and especially seniors.

“I’m at the point where I’m ready to go to college and I’m ready to be done with schoolwork,” Anna Fluent, sr., said.

Although seniors are ready to leave and start a new chapter in their life, there are still things they will miss about high school.

“I’m going to miss volleyball and the team, football games, pep assemblies, and my friends,” Fluent said.