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2022 Graduation Year Guide for High School Seniors

Hooray! You've made it to your big day, grad.

Shawna Newman

May 02, 2022

Plan and prepare for all the future event possibilities surrounding your high school graduation.
2022 Graduation Year Guide for High School Seniors
From parties and presents to commencement ceremonies and college prep, Fastweb covers everything you need to plan an unforgettable high school graduation and beyond. Check out the following topics, which encompass important senior year moments, like prom and graduation, to help you plan and prep for everything to come. But in all of the excitement, don't forget to complete the important tasks on your May Checklist for High School Seniors!
Plus, we’ve included some college prep articles to help you prepare for your upcoming transition.

Party Planning

High school students will remember the important events of their senior year, like prom, the graduation ceremony, for years to come. Read these to ensure yours is as unforgettable as it can AND should be this year.
While most proms are being celebrated in-person this year, a popular prom scholarship has changed its guidelines for the better. Duck Tape’s Stuck at Prom Scholarship no longer requires applicants to attend prom. Rather, they can simply create their prom attire and take photos, which is helpful for those students who may not be able to attend prom quite yet. Graduation parties are a fun way to celebrate the achievement of graduating form high school. Most parties are open house format, giving your guests the opportunity to simply drop in to wish you well. You can call out with a major party or keep it simple. Check out some unique ideas below.
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Graduation Presents

Whether you’re a graduate yourself or have friends to honor this graduation season, we’ve created a couple of lists with amazing gift ideas for the Class of 2022, within all price ranges. Help high school seniors celebrate their years of hard work and accomplishments with meaningful gifts. There is also a practical way to gift during graduations party season. Cash, checks, and gift cards are great ideas for high school grads. It’s also practical to create an Amazon wish list or Bed, Bath & Beyond registry, so that friends and family can buy some of those must-have items for you for college. Ten Fun and Practical Graduation Gift Ideas 21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use U.S. News & World Report has a list of 16 High School Graduation Gift Ideas to check out.

College Prep

Once you’ve graduated from high school you’re off to an exciting, higher education endeavor--college! Start planning now so that you’re comfortable with your transition and ready to attend school. Memoris of a College-Bound Student: Finding the Irrelevancies 20 Differences Between High School & College Life Navigating the Scholarship Search in College Colleges Beginning to Require COVID Shots for Students 3 Considerations When Considering a College Major 12 Skills to College Success from the Beginning 10 Completely False College Myths 3 Ways to Transition into College Study Habits Now

Paying for School

If you’re going to school, you’re going to need to pay for it as well. Apply for these Class of 2022 Scholarships, which graduating high school seniors and entering college freshman are eligible for. You also may want to consider a part-time job or paid internship this summer. At some point during the summer months, talk with your employer about working over school breaks as well as subsequent summers. Wouldn’t it be nice to have something lined up each time you’re home? Remote Summer Jobs for Students Top Companies Hiring for Part-Time Summer Jobs How the Average Joe Can Pay for School: Loans for Students

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