Pooja Supawala, Passaic County Community
HOW HAS LIFE CHANGED SINCE GRADUATION:
Well, one big difference is remote learning. Everything is online, and that has its perks and downsides. I feel like I’m a bit more relaxed about my workload from college. You have a good amount of time to hand in the work, and the best part is having different classes every four months or so. And you only have few classes per semester that you don’t have every single day like high school.
ADVICE FOR THE CLASS OF 2021?
I know it’s hard to balance your school life and life at home, especially when everything is online. What you can do is talk with your teachers and discuss a way where they can help you out. And having 4-5 AP classes is very rigorous with the amount of workload, but trust me, all of this will help you out in the future. At times you might feel like giving up and at that time, try to remind yourself why you began this in the first place. Don’t think that you’re alone, because everyone has their own stories, though the effect and the emotion are the same. High school is not just preparing you academically; it’s also helping your mentality, and if you give up right now. Later on, it will be even more difficult. So try to push yourself forward and don’t lose hope in yourself. (Every quarter is a new start; calculate the grade you’ll get for F1).
“It’s a process worth remembering.”