Senior Celebrate PSAT Day

October 23, 2016

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Taking advantage of a beautiful day, many Seniors decided to do something outdoors on their day off from school.

On Wednesday, October 19, the Seniors got the day off while the rest of the high school was taking the PSAT or PLAN. Each member of the class of 2017 celebrated their day a little differently. Some took the day to do something fun with their friends, while others used the time to catch up on schoolwork or college applications.Β 

 

Laney Rodriguez and Lissa Ogden took the day to go on an adventure. They went to Spring Hill, Florida to go to the state park Weeki Wachee.

Rodriguez comments, β€œIt was very nice and relaxing to spend our day kayaking at Weeki Wachee.”

Also taking the day to enjoy the outdoors were Seniors Olivia Valdes, Julia Prince, and Zoe Cuva. They went to Indian Rocks Beach for the day along with some friends from other schools.

Valdes states, β€œIt was so enjoyable to spend the day tanning and swimming with my friends; it was a much needed break from the stress of school.”

Many Seniors decided to go to the beach to take advantage of the last few weeks of warm, sunny weather.
Credit: Alyssa Muir/Achona Online
Many Seniors decided to go to the beach to take advantage of the last few weeks of warm, sunny weather.

On the other hand, some students took the day to study for tests or catch up on homework. Most students taking AP Environmental Science studied all day for the test they had the following day.

Olivia Porcaro, an APES student, claims, β€œI am kind of mad that I spent my day off studying for my test, because it was really nice weather to go to the beach. However, it was worth it if I did well on my test.”

AP Environmental is commonly regarded as an extremely difficult class, so the students taking it were thankful to have a whole day to study the material.
Credit: Olivia Porcaro/Achona Online
AP Environmental is commonly regarded as an extremely difficult class, so the students taking it were thankful to have a whole day to study the material.

Finally, some students combined fun and academics on their off day. Grace Neal, Vanessa Alvarez, and Shannon Flaharty went to lunch at Oxford Exchange before going to Davis Islands to take photos for Neal’s AP Art Studio project.

The AP Studio project is an environmental awareness project; Neal's project has a focus on the ocean.
Credit: Grace Neal/Achona Online
The AP Studio project is an environmental awareness project; Neal’s project has a focus on the ocean.

While everyone did something a little different on their day off, all the Seniors agrees that it was much better than taking a standardized test.Β 

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