Midlo Celebrates National School Counseling Week

Photo by: Caitlin Woods
Midlothian High School Counseling: Ms. Loretta Speller

The week of February 4-8, 2019, marked Midlo’s School Counseling Week, prompting students to write thank you notes to each of their counselors. Throughout the week, each counselor made an announcement encouraging students to visit the Counseling office not only for scheduling issues but also if they need someone to talk to. When asked, “What is the best advice you can give to a high school student?” here is what they had to say:

Mrs. Christine Lawson: “You need to work hard, but you also need to enjoy high school and not take it all too seriously. It’s too early to be stressed out over the little things.”

Ms. Loretta Speller: “Take care of yourself first, and the rest will fall in place.”

Mr. Kevin Birmingham: “Pursue things you enjoy. When you do things you enjoy, you’re ultimately more successful rather than listening to what other people want you to do or think you should do. An example is a student doing what their parent has been setting up for them since middle school. It’s my life experience that teaches me that you need to do what you need to do.”

Mr. Darnell Erby: “Listen to those around you, find something you enjoy, network with the resources around you, and take some time to invest in your future.”

Mrs. Laura Brady: “Believe in yourself and what you can do; your future is bright. As long as you work hard, you can reach your goal.”

Ms. Natalie Harrison: “Everything will balance out in the end; enjoy the journey, and don’t just focus on the destination.”