SIDNEY – Seniors from the Sidney High School Career Communications class recently visited Sidney Middle school to speak with seventh-grade students in the Workforce Academy classes and give the younger students advice on how to succeed in high school.
As a part of their high school lesson, the seniors were tasked with the challenge to write advice to their seventh grade selves. Since they are now mere weeks away from graduation, they’ve had the time to reflect on how they may have done things differently if they could do it over again. They shared these thoughts with the seventh graders during open conversations in small groups. They also gave the middle school students the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about attending Sidney High School.
Overheard in their conversations were the following pieces of advice: pick the right people to hang out with, be active, stay positive, be responsible, be yourself, time is important and is limited, be more focused, study more, it’s okay to put yourself first, challenge yourself more, always treat others the way you want to be treated, don’t rush things, time flies, be involved in school activities, don’t just make decisions for today – look to the future, be respectful to the teachers and others, it makes high school a lot easier, dating doesn’t matter..school is more important, friends come and go, the drama today won’t matter tomorrow, and your freshman year counts!
Workforce Academy is a program at Sidney High School and Sidney Middle School, in collaboration with the Workforce Partnership, which teaches students the necessary soft skills to succeed in the workplace.