Tag Archives: Graduation

Increased Number of Underclassmen Graduating Early

By Aisha Ali, ’14

In previous years, graduating early was uncommon. Now, students are warming up to the idea of leaving high school early. This year marks  the most underclassmen graduating early, according to Assistant Principal Steve Galway. There are five juniors graduating: Zachary Hurd, Mohamed Mohamed, Nina Wallingford, Nicole Morin, and Rahma Ali [ed. note: Rahma is the younger sister of writer Aisha Ali].

“The reason I am graduating early is because I feel like I’m ready to move on,” said Hurd. “I really wanted [a] chance to see how I could do academically by taking some college courses. Once I saw that I was able to succeed in [those classes], I decided to get my diploma and not delay my higher education.”

Community Service: A Benefit or a Detriment?

By Bryan Koester, ’14

In our day and age, high school diplomas are becoming harder to obtain, with new requirements almost every year. It seems like the reason for this is to create a better, well rounded and more sophisticated student. The latest addition: community service, which has been spreading across the country over the past two decades.

Fear and Loathing of an Auburn Education: Senior Portfolios

By Alex Lally, ’14

Imagine yourself as a senior and it’s the end of the year. You’ve obtained all 24 class credits, your 24 hours of community service are done, and you got to make out with your significant other at prom. Oh yes, life is good and you’re home-free for graduation. However, there’s one insignificant thing blocking your way: your senior portfolio. All of a sudden, that happy feeling is replaced with anger because you just don’t want to do this thing.