We asked Senior Elizabeth Mugo to share the top five things she likes about exam week at GSSM. Here's what she said:
- THE COOL PLACES YOU FIND TO STUDY! During exam week, many people find unique places to study. Some people create nests of blankets and textbooks in the hallways. Others create forts using couches in the academic wing and study lounges. No matter where you go, you will see students studying (or watching Netflix).
- NO CLASSES! Because teachers do not want to stress you out with more notes and work before exams, no classes are held during exam week. This gives you all the time you need to prepare for your exams (or procrastinate until the night before)! This also gives you the freedom to sleep when you want (not during the exam though), so if you have no exams, you can sleep in.
- COMPLETING A CLASS! Depending on whether or not you are taking a year-long or semester-long class, exams mark either your progress toward the completion of the class, or completion of the class itself. You can now rejoice in the knowledge that you’re done with the class (for now at least)! You can relax and enjoy your month and a half break from school!!
- BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS!! Breakfast of Champions has been a tradition at GSSM for about 11 years. At Breakfast of Champions, teachers come in and cook a late-night breakfast for students to kick off exam week. As a student, Breakfast of Champions is awesome because the teachers cook homemade pancakes and biscuits! Last year, we had chocolate-dipped strawberries and ice cream! As a senior, Breakfast of Champions is even better because seniors are served first as recognition of their completion of first semester senior year (college apps + research + class = no me gusta) and their seniority in the school. Even if you are served last, the food is AMAZING!
- NOT BEING ALONE IN YOUR CRAZINESS! One of the best things about exam week is the fact that no matter how hard your exams are, no matter how scared or stressed you are, you are not alone, and you’ll make it through! Exams may be hard, but there are hundreds of students before you and after you that have made it through, and you will too!