Recognition boosts students’ confidence during AP testing

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Recognition boosts students’ confidence during AP testing

Recognition makes signs for every AP class wishing the students good luck before their test and congratulating them after.

Recognition makes signs for every AP class wishing the students good luck before their test and congratulating them after.

Lexi Posey

Recognition makes signs for every AP class wishing the students good luck before their test and congratulating them after.

Lexi Posey

Lexi Posey

Recognition makes signs for every AP class wishing the students good luck before their test and congratulating them after.

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer

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While the end of the school year seems right around the corner, finals and AP testing lurk closer and closer. Testing brings students inevitable stress and insecurity at the thought of not earning a good enough grade. Recognition commission of ASB is working to fight that insecurity.

After each AP class finishes their testing, the members of Recognition place signs outside each AP classroom encouraging students and reminding them they did a great job.

“The project is basically just us making posters for each AP test, one saying good luck and one saying congrats,” said Lexi Posey, a senior in Recognition commission. “We want students to feel recognized for taking their test and we hope they feel more confident going in when they see the ‘good luck’ and more proud of their hard work when they see the ‘Congrats!’”

The posters help students by recognizing them for their efforts when it comes to the uphill battle of AP testing. The goal is that this will relieve their stress, even if only a little bit. The project has an extra impact on those who organize it, as they feel better about their tests due to encouraging others to do so as well and seeing its positive effects.

I think the posters have a positive and uplifting effect on the student body because many students feel stressed out during the AP testing weeks, so knowing that the school is aware of what they are going through is comforting.”

— Celeste Hsu

“My favorite part about this project is that we can reach a lot of students by simply putting up a poster,” said Posey. “We can make so many people feel recognized by such a simple yet meaningful gesture. AP students should feel recognized since the classes are super hard.”

It’s not uncommon for the hard work AP students put in to feel under-appreciated, but Recognition’s project works to fix that.

“I feel encouraged and honored when I see the posters around school because they make me feel congratulated for all of my hard work during the year,” said Celeste Hsu, a senior.

The posters also remind the members of Recognition to stress less and believe in themselves, just as they remind others to do.

“Encouraging others makes me feel better about my tests because by wishing others good luck I feel the need to give myself a confidence boost,” said Posey. “I end up going into my tests confident and feeling prepared.”

The posters serve an important purpose around Carlmont at this demanding time of year, and hopefully, the student body will continue to appreciate and benefit from them throughout this AP testing season and in years to come.

“I think the posters have a positive and uplifting effect on the student body because many students feel stressed out during the AP testing weeks, so knowing that the school is aware of what they are going through is comforting,” said Hsu.

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