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To Keep 2018 Graduation Date

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Hello upcoming HC seniors! For those who are unaware of what is going on, the Hinsdale Central board is considering moving graduation next year. While this does not appear a problem at first, we seniors would then be taking finals with the rest of the school. This would add an additional week to our senior school year, pushing graduation from May 17th to May 25th. We would also graduate at staggered times, meaning not everyone graduates together. After spending three years and counting together, we should all want to see each walk across the stage. Moving graduation would increase stress of the upcoming senior class. 

Students at Hinsdale Central work very hard to keep their grades in line, and therefore would have to keep their grades up for one more week. It may not sound like a long time, but when you are a 17 year old student trying to catch up on sleep that you lost while spending hours on homework, it becomes a struggle. Many kids at central suffer from anxiety, due to the extreme amount of pressure to get all A's and B's. If the date is moved, those kids will only suffer more. Also, as an upcoming seniors we all want to uphold the school's tradition of getting to graduate early. Thank you Hinsdale Central, it's a great day to be a red devil.

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