Teen Corner — Reflections on a moment in time as a high school senior


Rachael Fannin

By Rachael Fannin, Contributing Writer

It is 1:07 p.m. High school students are racing the clock to get their work or exams done. Middle school students are trying to be patient to get home and play, and parents are either at work, the grocery store, or at home cooking dinner and getting their house ready before their kids get home. We wake up every day with the same routine with an unknown idea of how our day will go or what it will consist of. However, we race the clock each day with a new perspective and outlook on how our day will go. 

We find the good things in our routines and find our paces to make our days smoother. Conflicts can happen in our day, but we roll with the problems as they come. To relax we like to make sure our work is done, everything in our home is clean, and that we have prepared what we need for the next day. It is late evening by the time we get to decompress and let go of what we have dealt with for the day. 

High school freshman are taking in their new stage of life they are entering. Sophomores are adjusting to having their first step into the door of high school with some level of being an upperclassman. Juniors are realizing they need to start thinking of what career they want to pursue. High school seniors are racing time to figure out what they want to do if they already haven’t decided and what colleges are the best fit for them. But at the same time, they do not want to blink to miss their last year of high school. High school for all students is an exciting chapter and is not about racing the clock all the time, however, the realization will come to all students that they need to be responsible in what classes they choose to benefit them later in life. 

t is 1:07 p.m. and every person values and is appreciative of the stage of life or chapter they are in. It is 1:07 p.m. and every person grows and learns something new every second. It is 1:07 p.m. and in every moment there is a new sentence or page that is written in our story. It is 1:07 p.m. and there is always something new that makes each and every person unique and themselves.

(Rachael is a senior English student at Harlan County High School)