Two years after completing my senior project at Astoria High School, I still cringe whenever the topic comes up, and see it among other graduates and current high school seniors.

The amount of work and time the project takes up is ridiculously large, leaving very little time for homework, jobs, family and personal time, and the things high school seniors need to concentrate on, like scholarship applications, testing for college and college searches. I agree that to graduate from high school, a paper or project should be done, but only one of those is a sufficient amount of work.

Two speeches, 20 hours of volunteering, a huge paper, 60 required note cards and the construction of a visual presentation is just too much. Remember the seniors of Astoria High School and give them a break when you see them.




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