While the senior year of high school can be full of fun and joy, it will also come with many emotional moments, as the school phase of one’s life is going to end with this year of high school. At the same time, thinking about the future might overwhelm a lot of students because, finally, the time has come when they have to step into a whole new world, one that is not as guarded as the school is.
At such times, it is best to ask some questions to high school seniors to see if they are fully prepared to cross this stage and hop on to the next. Moreover, these questions will also help adults around them understand if they are in tune with what is happening around them. Hence, in this blog post, we will cover the various questions adults or peers can ask graduating high school seniors.
What good can it bring?
Asking a few questions can open up many doors which have been closed or ignored till now. While it is true that high schoolers might not like too many suggestions, therefore, asking a certain set of questions can bring in some kind of new ideas in their minds and also give them a better path without actually pouring your suggestions.
At the same time, a lot of these questions can also be motivating and encouraging. Therefore, when asked in the right spirit, these questions can ignite the zeal in the students and make them even more ready for the next phase of their life.
Furthermore, some questions, when asked in a certain way, can help students come in tune with what is actually happening around them. These questions can help them to be even more prepared for life ahead. Moreover, these insightful questions can also help young learners be more planned for the new phase of life that lies in front of them.
Questions to ask graduating high school seniors
Considering that asking questions can be extremely insightful for high school students, here are some questions that can be the perfect ones to clear their minds of all the uncertainty and apprehension.
- What was the best class you took in high school, and why?
- What are you most proud of in the last year or two?
- What are you most looking forward to reading, watching, or doing this summer?
- If you were going to open your own business, what would it be, and why?
- What goal have you achieved that felt really far away your junior year in high school?
- What is your top college choice?
- Have you applied to other colleges or universities?
- Why did you choose that particular college?
- How do you plan to pay for college?
- Do you have any savings set aside for college?
- What are your hobbies and interests outside of school?
- Do you have any career inspirations?
- Have you thought about your dream job?
- Do you think your hobbies and interests have influenced your plans for college?
- Did participating in activities during high school bring any good to you?
- Does graduating from high school sound exciting to you?
- Do you have a favorite teacher from high school?
- Where do you see yourself living after graduation?
- Do you think that after graduating from high school, you will be a different person altogether?
- Do you have any concerns about moving away from home for college?
- Does life after high school scare you?
- Have you planned or thought about any internships?
- Have you thought about the summer break and how are you going to spend it productively?
- Do you have any regrets from your high school years?
- What do you think you’ll be doing in 10 years?
Teenage years, especially late teens when the student is all set to graduate from high school are all about self-doubt and a lot of anxiety. However, asking a few insightful and encouraging questions can help students manifolds as these can fill the students with hope, anticipation, and desire to enter a new phase of life at the earliest. Hence, these questions can be asked for students to make them more comfortable in asking any questions and clearing any doubts that might be lingering in their minds.
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