5 Things to do Before Graduating High School

things-to-do-before-graduating-high-schoolWith the end of your high school career approaching you may be feeling excited, nostalgic and maybe even a little emotional by what’s yet to come and what you’re leaving in the rear-view mirror. One thing is for certain, this is a time of important change.

So, what better way to celebrate this time of change than by creating and checking adventures off a bucket list! That’s right, your bucket list. To get you started, we have compiled a list of our favorite summer activities, (but feel free to add on to what we have.) Let’s go!

Looking for things to do before graduating High School? Here are 5 fun ideas!

#1: Go on an Adventure

There’s just something about embarking on an adventure (especially if it’s your first one). Whether or not you’re an avid camper, hiker or white river rafter, get outside and enjoy the weather while it’s in it’s finest. This is also the perfect opportunity for you to make memories and try out new activities with your high school friends.

Overwhelmed by the volume of ‘adventures’ on your search engine? Here are a few favorites across New England:

  • Above Reality Hot Air Ballon Rides (Vermont):
    A safe and memorable experience overlooking the spectacular sights of Vermont
  • Jiminy Peak’s Adventure Park (New Hampshire):
    A mountain adventure park featuring everything from an alpine slide and aerial forest ropes course to scenic char lift rides and rock climbing wall.
  • Wanderlust (Vermont):
    ‘Embark on an adventure of mind, body and soul.’ From outdoor expeditions to yoga and mediation, attendees will have an opportunity to unplug and reconnect. A great activity for the entire family!

#2 Lend a Helping Hand

Community service is a fun and engaging way to foster new relationships in the community and gain a valuable, new experience. Whether you make a commitment to volunteer once a month at your local Ronald Mcdonald House or tutoring children in need at a local elementary school one hour a week – lending a helping hand will not only help your community, but will help you to feel more fulfilled as well.

#3 Plan on Keeping in Touch

One of the most intimidating (yet, exciting) parts of moving away to college is losing that daily face-to-face connection with family and friends. But, not to worry – thanks to the evolving world of technology, you can connect with your family and friends anytime, anywhere. Whether you make a date to FaceTime or just to communicate daily through text messaging, use the time before you move away for college as a time to sync up your schedules.

#4 Show a Little School Spirit

Whether you have every game marked on your calendar or you’ve missed every one, there’s no time like your senior year to show a little school spirit! If sports really aren’t your thing, plan a night out to the high school theatre with your friends. Trust us, you won’t regret making an effort to spend more time connecting with your high school before you head off to college – and there is nothing like getting psyched up for an event with your friends!

#5 Reflect & Set Goals

Setting goals before college can be a great way to stay focused on your future, especially when you start to feel overwhelmed by your college academics. First things first, set goals for your time in school. Whether you hope to improve your public speaking skills or get involved on campus, determine what you want early so you avoid making excuses down the road.

Your bucket list doesn’t have to end here! Keep adding to the list for your best and most memorable high school year yet!