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Satellite Students’ New Year’s Resolutions

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Coming back to school for the new year and a fresh start, some Satellite High students have made new year’s resolutions with an intent to keep them or to “see how it goes.”

Many students at Satellite have stated that they have basic resolutions, such as to lose weight, get better grades, or do better in sports. A few students, including sophomore Jessica Foley said she’d like to “get her permit,” as she is already 15 years old and doesn’t have it. Another student implied they’d like to get a job this year and “save up more money instead of spend it all at once.” Another student has stated he’d like to start practicing now to make it on varsity football next year, as he didn’t make varsity this season. Sophomore Carmela Hood said she doesn’t have a resolution because she knows she “won’t keep up with it.” Junior Kira Downs says she’d like to work out more for swimming. Cassidy McKinnon, 10, said she’d like to be nicer to people this year.

Surprisingly, there were more students who had resolutions than those who didn’t. The students who had made resolutions believed they were important because “you should want a fresh start” and “it’s important to set goals for yourself.” Lucy Nunn, 10, opines,  “You shouldn’t want to be the same as your old self,” which is why she made a resolution.

Most students who didn’t make a resolution gave the same reason Hood had: They won’t keep up with them. One student went as far to call them “overrated,” while others “hadn’t thought about making one.” Scorps have implied that resolutions aren’t important because you can make and maintain goals through the year.

According to Bankrate and Forbes Magazine, if you plan on making a resolution and want to keep up with it, students should make it something they’d really want, have a set plan, start with something small, make their goals something reasonable and attainable, record their progress, remember to be patient, even set a reward once they have accomplished their resolution or goal, and always be honest.

As a result, Satellite students seem pretty split down the middle about making and maintaining resolutions. “If it’s something you really want or even need to do then you should go for it,” Nunn mentions. Otherwise, you don’t really need to make a resolution just because everyone else makes one.

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