Wednesday, April 7, 2010

There IS light at the end of the tunnel for you. High school won't last forever, and then there will be new adventures to challenge you. But really, is that all there is to it? Take those last few exams, grab your diploma and make a sprint for the school door? Authors Steven Jenkins and Erika Stalder start their new book 97 Things to do Before You Finish High School with this bold statement: "As a teenager, you have the capacity to learn anything you want to at a speed much faster than people who are only five years older, and your curiosity and insightfulness are at an all-time high." Without preaching they simply lay out things you should try BEFORE graduating. Each idea comes with a simple explanation about why it's important to try doing it, and what you'll gain from the experience.

So what do Jenkins and Stalder suggest for things for you to do before graduating from high school? Here's just a sampling:
  • Research your family tree! Get connected to your family's roots by discovering how your family got to be where it is today.

  • Watch the sunrise! Get up early and sneak out to enjoy the sun as it first peeks around the horizon.

  • Detox you body! Clean your body and mind of unwanted chemicals that might be slowing you down.

  • Feed the needy! Help those in your community who are down on their luck

  • Learn a martial art! It will sharpen your mind and body.

So are you up for a personal challenge? Check "97 Things to do Before You Finish High School" out and try and few suggestions out!

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