News Alert
Police: Manorville Man Arrested for Two-Decade…

What Advice Do You Have For New High School Grads?

Share your advice for East and West's Class of 2012.

There will be no shortage of advice for Smithtown High School East and West's Class of 2012, no doubt coming from all directions: parents, siblings, friends.

But what about you, the members of the community? Maybe your kids are older, perhaps with children of their own. Maybe you're a recent high school graduate who knows how it feels to live life after high school. Maybe you have some life lessons to share based on your experiences.

So today we ask: What advice do you have for the new high school graduates?

George June 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Your accomplishments are based on your work. Work hard and you will reap the rewards, but not always immediately. You are not entitled to anything, so stop demanding. It is unfortunate to be in the middle of the worst economic time since the Great Depression, don't see it as a problem, attack it as a challenge. Continue your education, work for your tuition if you have to, and if you do not have to work anyway. Real work experience is as valuable as several college credits. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, nothing feels better than a good shower when you come home from work. Have fun on a regular basis, it reenergizes you. For your's and everyone else's sake stay away from drugs and do not abuse alcohol. One drunken night can ruin your and possibly other people's life. Choose to be good, and I mean CHOOSE. Make a conscious decision to treat others and yourself well. Help those that need help. If you are blessed with overwelming financial success, share it with others. You did not do it by yourself. One last thing, some day you may decide you would like to be in public service and run for political office, don't mess it up by staining your past now!
Dennis June 23, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Uh.... What George said.
PF June 27, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Great advise!!!!! The only thing I would add is DO NOT burden yourselves with outrageous school loans. Starting out with major debt is a large hole to climb out of.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »