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Making Choices: A High School Senior’s Thoughts on the Importance of Good Attendance

By Laurell Glenn, Wide Angle Design Team Member
Digital Harbor High School, ‘15
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, ‘19

In life there is always a domino effect. Every decision you make affects you one way or another. That’s why it is important to make good choices.

At the beginning of my senior year at Digital Harbor High School, I was tired and completely ready to be done with school. I started off with bad attendance because I wasn’t getting to school on time. I noticed that my grades for first period were starting to fall and I knew it would mess up my GPA. I knew that if my grades fell, my college choice list would be limited. I realized that I wasn’t making good decisions and that there was something I needed to change about my morning routine. For example, I decided to get everything ready the night before so that I wouldn’t have to do it in the morning. I knew I had to do what I needed to do in order to be done and move on to the next chapter of my life. My grades started to improve as well as my GPA so I was able to apply and get accepted into five different colleges. I would not have been able to do this if I wasn’t getting to school on time.

As a part of Wide Angle’s Attendance and Design Team, we worked to develop animated ads about attendance for AcademBot, a website that gives you the power to easily find, rank, and compare colleges based on what’s important to you. We hope that high school students who see the ads will be persuaded to make good decisions that will benefit them as they apply to college.

“Do your best and get good grades. Doing your best also means doing your best in getting there on time.” – Sama Muhammad, Freshman at the School of Original Thought

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Photoshoot for the Academbot Attendance Ads