Debilitating Senioritis Epidemic Strikes Fleetwood High

Posted on May 11, 2012 by


Although senioritis is not a scientific illness, and there are no official symptoms of it, seniors have been coming down with an assortment of lethargy-type maladies as the 2011-2012 school year comes to a close.

For those who don’t know or have never heard of it, senioritis is a crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms consist of laziness; excessive interest in wearing track pants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts; and an inability to care about anything relating to school.

“Totally disregarding school and everything about it,” senior Casey Hefflefinger’s said as her definition of senioritis.

For most students, symptoms usually occur at the beginning of the 4th quarter. For others, it starts 28 August, the first day of school.

“Approximately April 10th, 2012” is when senioritis officially hit Hefflefinger.

And Skylar Luckenbill.

Senioritis affects everyone in some way, whether they personally have it or someone they know has it.

“I’ve seen senioritis affect some of my friends.  They just don’t care anymore. It’s just sad,” Junior Steve Hilborn said.

Studies show that the one of the main reasons seniors begin to have senioritis is they are going to college and, the moment they get their acceptance letter, they feel like their senior year is officially over. They have accomplished everything they needed to do because of that letter, and there is a lot less stress about school work. Little do some know, most colleges look for final transcripts.

The only known cure at present is graduation.

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