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May 17, 2024

FHS student’s and staff asked about New Year’s Resolutions

By: Lauren Davis

According to Wikipedia “At the end of the Great Depression, about a quarter of American adults formed New Year’s resolutions. At the start of the 21st century, about 40% did. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, approximately 40% to 50% of Americans participate in the New Year’s resolution tradition from the 1995 Epcot and 1985 Gallup Polls It should also be noted that the 46% of those who made common resolutions (ex: weight loss, exercise programs, quitting smoking) were over ten times as likely to succeed, compared to only 4% who chose not to make resolutions.”

As students returned from break to start the new semester, two students were asked what their New Year’s resolutions were, and if they followed through with their plan.

Senior Tiffanae Litaker’s resolution has to do with her overall well-being. She decided to quit drinking soda. Not only did she decide to stop, but her doctor demanded her to stop. She only has one kidney, and soda is not good for your kidneys. Litaker says, “I realized drinking soda was not beneficial for my body, and I need to take care of the one kidney I have.” Litaker’s resolution has not fully succeeded, but she has continued to drink less than her usual consumption.

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Sophomore Natalie Cox decided as her resolution to stop eating candy. Her purpose hits a little close to home. Since her older sister has diabetes, she wanted to lower her chance of maybe one day getting it. She states, “There’s no purpose to pollute my body with useless sugars.” Cox has continued with not eating candy and she feels it has really benefitted her body.

Some people don’t exactly make resolutions, they prefer to call them goals. Mrs. Massie had goals to be more healthy and organized. Massie added “Come look at my desk and and see how the progression is coming.”

Then there are some that don’t participate in the resolutions at all. Mr. Tackitt said, “I made a New Year’s Resolution to not make any resolutions. So far I am sticking to my resolution!”

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