Joseph Hunt, 16, a junior from the John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science, is taking two AP classes and he thinks they are pretty challenging.
“These classes take a lot of my time,” says Hunt, “I do not get enough time to sleep.” Sometimes, Hunt says, he does not even have enough spare moments to spend with his family because he is too busy with school. Education is one of the most important factors in the growth of the country. Higher education can give you more opportunities in your life and the chance to have a great job.At the same time, being a teenager can be the best days of your life -- but you need the opportunity to enjoy it. Markus Brown, an upperclassman from the South End/Lower Roxbury, is one step closer to college. To be successful, he says, you need to set realistic goals for yourself and strike a balance between work and play. “Being involved outside of school is what colleges look for,” says Brown. “Even though sometimes school asks for too much, sometimes you can just say no and take a break for yourself and spend time with your family during the weekend.” Seventeen-year-old Juan Crespo, from Madison Park High School, is still not sure what he wants to do in the future. He thinks that sometimes school gives a workload that is too heavy. But somehow, he says, he is still able to manage it all.