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Student voices: A few words of wisdom

The summer of YOLO, the summer of no regrets, or summer 2012, whatever you may call it, has finally been put to rest.

Goodbye warm weather, bonfires, our 10,000 lakes and sleeping in. Nobody looks forward to school starting when they get out in June, but it has to come sometime.

On the plus side, we all get to see our friends every day at school, get to go to the famous Rosemount High School football games and start up school again making our way to graduation.

Waking up at 6 a.m. to chilly weather didn't make the cut this time.

This year I will be attending Rosemount High School as a junior. I've been told junior year is the toughest year but I am willing to take on the challenge. Since I have been in almost all of Rosemount's students places before them, I have some advice:

For sixth graders: going from elementary school to middle school is a huge step but it is a fun one. Just be yourself and stay organized and it will all be a breeze.

For seventh graders: The worst thing to tell yourself is, "I'll just try in high school, not middle school." Wrong. You aren't going anywhere in life if you say that. Someday you will be 30 years old and will be saying, "I'll try playing Call of Duty but not moving out of my mom's house." Life doesn't work that way.

For eighth graders: It's your last year of middle school. Make it count. Don't slack off. Start preparing for high school.

For ninth graders: High school is very different than middle school. Make good decisions, stay organized and most importantly, know where the N building is in the high school.

And for tenth graders: Use your time wisely and be careful on the roads.

Good luck to everyone and their 2012-13 school years, and don't forget to have a little fun while you are at it.

Kassie Klassen is a junior at Rosemount High School. Her column appears every other week.