Jr. & Sr. Words of Wisdom

by KAT FITZPATRICK '23

At this point in the year, the upperclassmen know what’s up. Before the seniors leave and the juniors take their throne, they both have some wisdom to impart on their successors. Here are some wise words from the Saint Ursula juniors and seniors.


“There’s always a chance your teacher is Lanschooling you. Use your laptop wisely.”

  • Laura Fitzpatrick ‘22

“Be yourself, don't be the person others want you to be.”

  • Skylar Stimson ‘22

“To understand what you’re learning, you have to be interested in it.”

  • Hana Winchester ‘23

“If you carpool with an upperclassman, get to their car quickly after school. They will contemplate leaving you.”

  • Laura Fitzpatrick ‘22

“Don’t go to the gas station across from McDonalds.”

  • Katrina Brizendine ‘23

“You don’t have to be good at something to enjoy it.”

  • Laura Fitzpatrick ‘22

“All hell breaks loose on Columbia Parkway at 7:40, get on it before that.”

  • Eva Finni ‘22

“Don’t worry about bringing dates to school dances, you have more fun without them.”

  • Kat Fitzpatrick ‘23

“Spend time with your family because soon you won't be able to.”

  • Skylar Stimson ‘22

“Schedule easy classes senior year.”

  • Emily Domingo ‘22

“Don't worry about dating, focus on yourself and the rest will come.”

  • Skylar Stimson ‘22

“Whatever you do, never select 'yes' to receive mail from colleges when you take the psat. Your inbox will thank you.”

  • Everyone ever

“High school is what you make it, so make it good.”

  • Elle Mader ‘22

“Use time at 5th bell and lunch wisely.”

  • Rachel Newton ‘23

“Have fun at pep rallies, you aren’t too cool for them.”

  • Elle Mader ‘22

“Take pictures of everything. You’ll regret it if you don’t.”

  • Eva Finni ‘22

“High school goes fast, only do what you enjoy.”

  • Skylar Stimson ‘22

“Once you start coming to school late, you don’t stop. So don't start”.

  • Skylar Stimson ‘22

“Ask for help when you need it, no one is expecting you to do this alone.”

  • Norah Spears ‘23

“It's okay if you don't know where you belong right now, you eventually will.”

  • Annabel Taylor ‘23

“Pay for the parking spot, it's worth it.”

  • Laura Fitzpatrick ‘22

“Make the most of retreats, they can be really fun if you allow yourself to enjoy them.”

  • Natalie Hein ‘23

"You don’t have to stay friends with people from your grade school.”

  • Annabel Taylor ‘23

“Don't sit in the middle of the hallway while everyone is trying to get to class. Just go into your classroom.”

  • Directed @ the freshmen

And most importantly, don’t be afraid of the upperclassmen! (unless you’re blocking the hallway). They want to talk to you and get to know you, we’re all one sisterhood.