New Year’s resolutions for PAHS students


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Sophomore Rylen Matlock plays his game against Tamaqua for JV. Matlock has been playing basketball since the third grade. Matlock says, “For the new year, I want to develop more basketball skills that will help me be the best I could.”

With the start of the new year, many students have resolutions and goals they hope to accomplish over the next 365 days. A new year means a complete fresh start for everyone. Whether it’s working out more to stay in shape or keeping your grades up to help academically, there is always room for improvement in all students.

Making sure your grades are stable and maintaining a sport can be very difficult for many high school students.

“My goals for this year are to work hard in school and get good grades and to do good for the next soccer season. I would say they are similar to my goals from last year,” said freshman Megan Hoak.

Other students feel as if they are reconnecting with the world since the pandemic had shut down everything.

“My goal for the new year are to not go on my phone as much as I did last year. This is a different goal from last year so I’m trying to put down my phone more and to spend a little less time on social media,” said junior Julia Kowalski.

Senior Marcus Ashfield said, “My goal this year is to not take anything for granted. Ever since COVID happened, I never knew how much I would miss the simple things. This year I will learn to appreciate things more than I did in the past.”

Some resolutions mainly revolve around students improving themselves for the better.

Junior Ally Rutherford said, “My goal for this year is to be a better person and not let people drag me down.”