By Shannon Finkel May/08
NEIRAD enilno edition

There are many great things about making it to the top of the DHS academic heap. Seniors have much to celebrate - especially at this time of year with college acceptances in place and thoughts of graduation becoming a certain reality. Neirad Enilno surveyed some seniors to find out what they think is the best part about making it to 12th grade.

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Will: "The best part about being a senior is people can't call me lazy anymore. I now suffer from the medical condition Senioritis."

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Patty: "It's great being a senior because teachers give you a lot more independence with your work, meaning you are able to choose your own topic for projects, papers, etc., and they leave the process up to you. Also, being able to be a sports captain (me, Megan Gildea, Maggie Klein, and Katie Shannon were all captains together) is a great reason to be a senior because being able to be a leader and a role model for younger kids at school is a great feeling."

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Jimmy: "Some days, almost half of your class periods can be frees."

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Anushree: "After four years in high school I have had the opportunity to really get to know some of the faculty. When I was a freshman I was always a little scared of my teachers. But as a senior I have great relationships with a lot of the teachers and I can go in and talk to them all the time about anything. They have great advice to offer and are really fun to just chat with!"

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Doug: "Security: Over the years you build up your reputation as an individual, such as being an athlete, part of Post 53, Theater 308, etc. When senior year comes around, you have established your place in the school. You are the person responsible for passing on your knowledge, experience, and leadership to underclassmen. You are looked up at by underclassmen and you are the leader of your chosen specialty."

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