Class of 2016 Imparts Sage Advice

Each year, members of Holy Trinity’s graduating class are paired with rising seventh graders from the Lower School. The seniors write letters of advice to their young friends about transitioning to junior high and high school, and the pairs attend the annual Cap and Gown Blessing ceremony together in the Lower School chapel.

This year’s Class of 2016 shared the following words of wisdom with their young friends:

  • Put effort into your education, because at the end of the day, all you do here is for you, not anyone else.
  • Pay no mind to what is considered “normal” or “cool” – literally just be you and dance to the beat of your own drum.
  • Learn the “Holy Trinity Way” and keep it with you because these morals are something that will shape you into YOU.
  • Read the books in your English classes — you’ll be glad you did!
  • Surround yourself with positive vibes and always be happy. Because however tough and difficult something may seem in the moment, it will always get better!
  • Always stay focused with your schoolwork and stay on task. Keep being organized, as you will have many activities and schoolwork to balance.
  • Surround yourself with people who encourage you to learn and grow from your mistakes.
  • Television makes it seem like a boyfriend (or girlfriend) is the most important thing to have in high school, but trust me, it’s not.
  • Don’t try to grow up too fast. I know it’s embarrassing having your parents drop you off all the time, but crashing your car a week after getting your license because you weren’t ready to drive is 100 times more embarrassing.
  • If you like a girl, just talk to them. They’re not as scary as they seem… Seriously, just say hi to that girl you keep looking at.
  • Always be nice to everyone. Mean people don’t have friends.
  • Play any sport that interests you, even if you’ve never played before.
  • Using a planner will be the best tool for keeping up on assignments and important dates. You’ll learn how to become organized and have a good system to stay on top of assignments.
  • Fitting in isn’t nearly as hard as you’ll expect. All you have to do is be yourself and not adjust who you are to impress others.
  • Definitely get onto a sports team. You’ll make so many friends and so many more memories.
  • Learning how to study now will pay off in the long run for sure.
  • Find something you are passionate about and follow it through high school.
  • Don’t worry too much. No one sees your pimple. No one thinks your hair looks bad. Just relax and be confident.
  • Try to discover volunteer opportunities early on and establish good habits within your volunteer work. The rewards you receive from volunteering are more valuable than any material possession.
  • While you’ll have your ups and downs the next few years, the memories you make will last in your heart forever, so make a lot of them!
  • Start something new within your school or community. Not only will you grow individually, but it looks amazing on resumes and college applications.
  • Always listen to your mother! Even when you are 95 percent sure that you are right, your mom will be right ALWAYS! Always appreciate what your parents do for you.
  • Always stay true to your morals.
  • One of the best things about Holy Trinity is it’s cool to be smart and it’s okay to ask for help.
  • Make sure to wear deodorant. I made this mistake. Don’t make this mistake.

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