New Years Resolutions

As 2016 comes to an end, people prepare for 2017.  Many students at Riverbend reflect on their highlights of 2016.  Many students plan on making New Year’s resolutions for 2017.  According to, 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and only 8 percent actually achieve their goals.  Most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions in the first three months of the year.  

Some common New Year’s resolutions include living in a healthier way, saving money, or even focusing more on school.  Morgan Vanzant, sophomore, said, “I want to stop buying animal tested products in the New Year.  I also want to adjust to my new school in Alaska.”  Liz Heflin, sophomore, said, “In 2017, I want to get a job.”  Other students such as sophomore, Keenan Washington, want to work towards more long term goals in the new year, “I want to get a college scholarship for football in the new year,” said Washington.

Reflecting on 2016, students had some really fun times and some really hard times.   Washington said, “The best thing that happened in 2016 was getting to play varsity and JV on the Riverbend football team.  The worst thing was losing in the second round of playoffs.”  Heflin said, “The best thing I did in 2016 was learn to trust myself.”  Some things in 2016 may be worth trying to do again in the new year for the students at Riverbend.