by Giselle Nevarez

As an incoming senior, Alexys Olivia has made tons of memories throughout high school; many being good but some that were bad. She kept a high GPA and participated in multiple extracurricular activities such as; leadership, SAGE, Interact, Key Club and is currently a Peer Counselor her senior year.

Here is Alexys advice for underclassmen raging from friendship to schoolwork:

  • Manage your time wisely

“Don’t get too stressed. Allow yourself to make some time for friends along with school work. Time management is the key throughout high school.”

  • Keep the good vibe close

“Keeping a positive, supportive, and motivating group of friends can go a long way, especially if you’re going through a tough time.”


“Make time for group study sessions, give yourself a motive to keep going such as a reward when you’re done with an assignment. Make post it’s and post them everywhere you will see them; this will help you remember little reminders and you can even put study notes on them.”

  • Take the SAT and ACT serious!

“Make the SAT your best friend” don’t let shoe exams slide, they influence your life greatly, so take them serious and study.

  • Don’t forget about those extracurricular

“Participate in outside extracurricular activities, such as clubs or sports, they allow you to stand out in college applications, along with getting you out of your comfort zone and meeting new people that can even become a big part of your high school memories.”


Final Advice from Alexys:

“Have school spirit, enjoy these four years, and have fun, don’t let the stress get the best of you. High school only comes around once, make it the best you can!”