Three high school seniors share their wisdom on what they wish they had known as freshmen, how they investigated college choices, and what they look forward to after graduation. The Roundtable panelists will also discuss what they want adults to understand about their generation.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:
• The Princeton Review gathers advice from college applicants to pass onto next year's seniors
Be excited to write your college application essays. They WILL definitely be tough, but in the end, you'll look back at the experience and smile because you learn so much about yourself as a human being. It's actually quite a wonderful experience, but only if you're willing to make it a wonderful experience. — Evelyn, Arcadia, CA (Princeton Review)
• More Than Half of Students 'Engaged' in School, Says Poll
The new findings highlight how school leaders can influence students' sense of engagement in learning, Gallup says. In a finding described by the organization as highly significant, students surveyed in 2013 who said they strongly agreed with two statements — "My school is committed to building the strengths of each student," and "I have at least one teacher who makes me excited about the future" — were 30 times more likely to be classified as "engaged" than students who strongly disagreed with those statements on the 1-to-5 scale. (Education Week)