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Juniors participating in Ray Dass Test Prep’s National Merit Preparation Class reached the light at the end of the tunnel Oct. 13 with their final afterschool class. Taking place in the Fine Arts Building from 1-9 p.m., this last “cram session” was the final review for juniors who have participated in the time-consuming class since spring of their sophomore year.

Monday through Thursday this fall from 4-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m. or both, juniors completed intense review sessions in preparation for the PSAT on Saturday, Oct. 15. They practiced material from multiple review books and came to school every Saturday morning to complete full practice tests.

But it is all over now. The cram session, which began in the main theater and moved to the chorus room and blackbox theater at 4 p.m. (interrupting the James and the Giant Peach Jr. rehearsal), was the last official review before the actual PSAT this Saturday. Juniors practiced areas they did not feel completely confident in and questioned their preparedness (and their existence) as the daily countdown to the fateful exam dropped to two.

The Patriot Post would like to wish all juniors, sophomores, and freshman best of luck on the PSAT! Remember to wake up bright and early and eat a good breakfast so your minds are fully awake by test time. Be at school by 7:30 a.m., as the testing will begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. Heritage freshman and sophomores must report to the gym, while Academy sophomores and juniors must be at the Academy pavilion. Heritage juniors in the National Merit Prep class must report to the 3000 pavilion, and all other juniors should be at the 2000 building.


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