Submitted by Jamie Janousek, Vice-President of Membership
Whether or not you are a senior or not, we all know about Senioritis. According to Urban Dictionary, Senioritis is 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, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as Graduation. It happens to many seniors across America. If you think you have it, you probably do.
I will be the first to admit that I am one who “has” Senioritis. Being a senior has its ups and downs when it comes to school and school-related activities. I have had a loss of study habits, but slowly realized I need to get back into things since this year has been so busy with FCCLA (busy in a good way). By being a State Officer for FCCLA, I have learned to better manage school, work, extracurricular, and others. I have learned to not wait until 7:30 AM to do a College Algebra assignment, trust me that is a real lifesaver. I can know tell my underclassmen like my little brother to stay on top of things his senior year.
To end this off I will leave you with some tips. Seniors, it is your last year take it easy but not too easy. Turn in scholarships and essays early! Do not wait until the last minute! Have fun for your last year, you’ve got this! Other things to keep in mind that relate to FCCLA is joining Alumni and Associates. This is an opportunity to keep up with FCCLA and stay connected after high school. To join, you can go to the Nebraska FCCLA website and click the Support FCCLA tab. There you will find a page called Alumni and Associates. A link will take you to a Google Form and you will just need to fill in the following information. It is only $5 to join and stay connected! I highly encourage seniors to join Alumni and Associates.
P.S. Advisers keep your senior members active in your chapters. Since this is their last year, you want to make sure that FCCLA will be apart of it! Enjoy this last year with them. Also, consider having a meeting with your senior members about joining the Alumni and Associates. This is a great opportunity to keep these senior members in the loop about FCCLA.