On November 12th, the college scholastic ability test, which is the most important national event for high school students, was held all over the country. Because it is such a meaningful and important day for 3rd grade students, the 1st and 2nd grade students put on a little event to express their support to the seniors.
On the day of the test, all 1st and 2nd grade students all came outside at 5:30 in the morning. Shivering in the cold, the students started lining up outside the school entrance. Although the weather was cold and the sky was still dark enough for stars to be seen, students were excited and nervous for the seniors who were taking the most important test in their lives.
When the buses full of senior test-takers started coming down the hill, freshmen and sophomores took out their phones and waved their brightly shining devices in the air. It was an act of support, a way of wishing good luck, and a way of showing encouragement.
Apart from this event, 1st and 2nd grade students decorated the dormitory windows with colored tape pieces that read encouraging comments such as “Shine brightly” and “Dreams come true.” Also, the Student Council, as well as various student organizations that the seniors used to belong to prepared individual snacks, presents, and letters.
The college scholastic ability test is a huge event in the domestic department because it is a way of evaluating one’s academic abilities. It was a day for the senior students to show everything that they have studied over the last 3 years. Also, for the 1st and 2nd grade students, it was an opportunity to think back about their academic achievements of the year and think about how they should prepare for the test they will have to take a year or two later. All in all, it was a significant day for seniors to show their best performance yet and for the freshmen and sophomores to show their love and support.
BY Suzy Park ’18