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Tips For Preparing For Your High School Graduation, Part 2

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The choices for graduation parties are pretty much endless and you are
only limited to your own imagination. Decide whether you’d like to have
an open house type of party with a lot of friends and family milling
about or if you’re interested in a more intimate gathering. Perhaps a
formal dinner or brunch is more your speed, or alternately, a graduation
picnic or cookout can be a great way to celebrate the end of your high
school career. If you’re headed to college, consider d...


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The choices for graduation parties are pretty much endless and you are
only limited to your own imagination. Decide whether you’d like to have
an open house type of party with a lot of friends and family milling
about or if you’re interested in a more intimate gathering. Perhaps a
formal dinner or brunch is more your speed, or alternately, a graduation
picnic or cookout can be a great way to celebrate the end of your high
school career. If you’re headed to college, consider decorating for your
party with the school’s colors and serve foods that are specific to the
local area.

Preparing for your high school graduation is actually a lot more than
just choosing the invitations and the color of the balloons for the
party. It’s realizing that this is the final step into adulthood and into
the stressful but rewarding world of responsibilities, duties, and
obligations. Learning personal survival skills are as essential in
preparing for your high school graduation as are getting good grades and
SAT scores. Although, getting good grades and taking as many electives as
possible without compromising those grades is a great way to prepare
yourself for graduation, and ultimately, for college and life in the
“real world” as an adult.

Personal survival skills are those vital, necessary tasks that self-
sufficient people must do for themselves in order to survive. Some of
these include getting a part-time job before graduation if possible,
getting a driver’s license, volunteering in the community, and learning
the basic financial skills needed to function in life such as balancing a
checkbook.

A “part-time job” can include household chores and various tasks such as
babysitting, mowing lawns, shoveling snow and doing odd jobs for friends
and neighbors. Many high schools offer work-study programs that are
beneficial to students in that they allow them to earn money while
working toward their graduation and college goals.
Once a graduate-to-be is sure that they are capable of taking care of
themselves without help from their parents or family, they should be
confident in their abilities to succeed in college as well. By learning
the basic skills that are necessary to function as a responsible adult
before graduating from high school you’ll be prepared for college, work,
and life in general. You’ll also be able to attend your graduation with
the confident knowledge that you’re ready to successfully take on all of
life’s exciting challenges.

				
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