Three reasons why you should never miss your senior trip.
Senior year, I do not think that there is anything as exciting in the first 20 years of one’s life. Getting to wear a different T-shirt, moving all the way to the top of the priority list and getting to be excited for one of the best trips you could ever go on. SENIOR TRIP. When you’re in high school being excited about your senior trip does not make any room for thinking about how important it is but you always come back a little different and this is why:
Whether it is the first time for you to travel abroad with your school or not, senior year is always different. You all have this eagerness to explore a new city with one another. Your parents are setting you free and sometimes your teachers are bit more understanding of this excitement. On your senior trip, you would start to see how independence really feels, you get to go around and make decisions. You make plans and stick to it, you stay past curfew and manage not to get caught (We all know you do). But the best thing about that is that you go back with this boost of confidence that traveling with your friends is not too hard after all, you no longer see supervision as a punishment and you get to feel independent without -for a minute- feeling unsafe.
2- Bonding like never before:
Anyone who has been to their senior trip knows that it is more than just a trip where you have fun and explore. You bond with people from your class you’ve never bonded with before, sometimes you get to know some of them and realize that you’ve been in the same school for years but you don’t know anything about one another. Senior trips build very strong relationships between classmates like nothing else. You feel like you go back as different people, your relationship with one another has completely changed. And you may think this is not really important but you will get to appreciate it when you are overwhelmed with sadness that you’re graduating, you will get to appreciate every second of it. I promise.
3- You will never forget this:
High school is an emotional roller coaster and senior year is the highest point. So believe me when I tell you do not miss your senior trip. And I do not mean it as a cliche piece of advice but a few years from now when you realize that you would probably never be in the same place with all these people again, you would understand. The minute you walk out of school you probably might not all be in the same place again. Live the whole experience, live it to the end and enjoy one of its highlights: Senior trip!
From someone who had an amazing high school experience I tell you that four years later when you graduate college and start taking steps towards the path you choose for yourself, you will look back and realize how much you’ve enjoyed this.
Senior year is big and you should never bail on any part of it!