by Dennis Duffy
My three years at St. Thomas have been difficult, and it feels like the days are getting longer and longer.
Although it has been a hard time, it’s not as hard as an actual job. The days of learning without the worry of work will end soon.
Instead of complaining about school, we should enjoy being able to only have one job: school.
One of the great upsides of being in school is not having to worry about work.
Without the worry of having a part-time job, students should take full advantage of the great education our school offers.
Complaining about how hard school is and acting as if you want to be somewhere else is obnoxious.
As students at a great college preparatory high school, we have a chance that many people do not receive; we should take advantage of the opportunity we have.
By doing so, it will not only put us ahead of many of our peers, but it will also help us personally in the long run.
We should work hard to better ourselves and our country by putting in effort in school and receiving the great education our school offers.
John F. Kennedy, our 35th President and a Harvard graduate, once said, “our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.”
Education is the key to lead our country, if our youth study hard to receive a great education, our country can only prosper.
The competition for spots in college and for job opportunities are becoming more difficult.
We should not be complacent in school; instead, we should work hard for the future.
Our prosperous alumni are testaments to the fact that our great school prepares us for college and puts us further ahead of our peers from other high schools.
We do not have much time in school, so the little time we do have left should be used wisely.
It is a special opportunity students at this school have — being able to earn an education with few other worries.