Kandace Mohr

As some of you may know, I love watching Disney Channel, and on Disney Channel, they have something called, “My 30 Things”. This is when an actor from a Disney show lists their favorite things. So, I will be doing something similar, but instead, I will list the top 10 things I learned in high school. 

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for help- My junior year, I never wanted to ask questions, and where did that get me? Nowhere. My teacher told me that if I don’t understand something, not to be afraid to ask questions because it will help me in the long run. I used to have a conversation with myself saying, “All you have to do is walk into the next room and ask for help. It’s not that hard.” Don’t feel like you have to do everything all by yourself, because everyone needs help at some point. 
  2. Use your planner and learn to future plan your schedule- Don’t go off memory like I used to. You end up forgetting what you have to do, and that leads to missing assignments and stress. Miss Mac taught me how to future plan by writing my schedule out on the whiteboard or a sheet of paper and it is much easier to visually see what I have to do and when its due. Thanks, Miss Mac.  
  3. Binder checks- Ms. Stroud, I know I’ve told you about how much I don’t like doing these every week, but they’re super useful, and I’ve never seen my binders cleaner and more organized. (pause)
  4. Don’t wait until you get to school to do homework- I am the type of person who doesn’t like doing homework at home, so I always wait until I get to support block to do it all. However, I don’t advise doing this because it makes school more stressful, and you end up with more work rather than if you just did it at home. Use support block time wisely, you won’t regret it. 
  5. ASP- My 3 favorite letters.
  6. Don’t stress- believe me, this is easier said than done. Stressing over assignments, and other school struggles don’t get you anywhere. You spend more time worrying about those things that really aren’t worth worrying about. In the end, everything will be fine.
  7. Involve yourself with school activities- I am so happy that I joined many clubs here on campus. I enjoy that so much more than sitting by myself, and I encourage you to do the same. 
  8. Snack Shack- Oh Snack Shack, where do I start? I love working in the Snack Shack. I had an amazing experience, and it will be with me forever when I use it at my job in the real world. 
  9. You don’t need to have a lot of friends just because you see that other people have lots of friends- I always thought that having more friends was better, but I learned that sometimes you need a few great quality friends, instead of a bunch of fake ones. 

And last but not least, number 10.

10. Be yourself- I always compared myself to other people, and it only made me feel worse about myself. You are perfect just the way you are.

So there you have it, the top 10 things I learned in high school. I hope that you’ve learned something from me today and that you can use these tips when you enter high school.