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Voices from the Final Year: Candid Conversations with High School Seniors

Kissing summer break goodbye, Riviera students filed into the halls excitedly for the new school year. However, the new year can often be anxiety-provoking for our senior and 8th-grade bulldogs. This week, the senior class answered the questions of eager 8th graders who were excited to hear the advice of their elders.

We asked three 8th graders what questions they had about their future at Riviera. Our opening conversation is between 8th grader Isabella Sassi and long-time senior Natasha Kaminsky.

Q: What is your advice on balancing extracurriculars with school?

It’s important to set time aside throughout the day for homework and make sure you get a lot of sleep, as you need to be well-rested to stay motivated throughout the day. 

Q: What classes were your favorites between all four years?

Mr. Farrow’s class was the GOAT. Make sure to pay attention and enjoy it while you can. 


The following insightful interview is between 8th grader Ella Arubla and senior Eva Behar. 

Q: What classes are the hardest?

Physics is my hardest class, so save that one for senior year. AP U.S. History was another really tough class, but Mr.Garcia is a secret softie. 

Q: Have the teachers been nice?

Although a lot of teachers can be strict, they are always down to help you during tutorial. 

Q: What has been your favorite year and why?

My favorite year was sophomore year as I was so excited to come back and see my friends after quarantine. 


Finally, 8th grader Miguel Riera asks just one question to senior Leyla Sleeper 

Q: Are you going to miss school?

By Senior year you feel more than prepared to leave. You just have to take that first step, like when a baby bird falls out of the nest and learns to fly. 

Each year brings a new challenge for our students, luckily our veteran seniors are always available for astute advice.

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April Kelly
April Kelly, Writer
April Kelly is a senior and staff writer for the Riviera Press. She enjoys walking her dog and hanging out with friends. April is looking forward to participating in senior activities and soaking up every moment of her last year. When asked to share a fun quote about her year so far April said, “I’m not a catchprase person”.
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