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  • Writer's pictureRichard Gonzalez

New Year, New Intentions

Updated: Jan 10

Welcome to the Jag Blog, your go-to spot for all things practical and positive! As we kick off the new year, it's that time again when New Year's resolutions are in the air. In this blog, we're diving into the nitty-gritty of crafting resolutions that stick.


As the New Year kicks in, students at IDEA Judson are all about stepping up their game. From getting the hang of better study habits to finding that sweet spot between work and play, these students are ready to tackle 2024 head-on. It's not just about ticking off resolutions though; it's about making real strides in and out of the classroom. With everyone on board and cheering each other on, IDEA Judson students are laying out some solid goals for the year. These resolutions aren't just wishful thinking; they're practical steps to grow academically and personally - together.


In this article we will delve into students' New Years Resolutions


Freshmen (9th Grade)


Jaylene Dominguez

Jaylene is approaching the New Year with a resolution that emphasizes self-care and personal happiness. In 2024, her goal is to shift the focus away from others and prioritize her own well-being. By dedicating more time and energy to activities that bring her joy and fulfillment, Jaylene is set on cultivating a greater sense of happiness within herself. This resolution reflects a commitment to self-discovery and ensuring that her own needs and aspirations take priority, setting the tone for a more personally fulfilling and satisfying year ahead.




Amari Emmitt

Amari is bringing in the New Year with a resolution centered around self-confidence. Determined to express assurance in her everyday life, she envisions 2024 as a year of personal empowerment and positive transformation. By focusing on building confidence, Amari aims to navigate challenges with resilience and embrace opportunities with a newfound sense of self-assuredness. This resolution not only promises a more self-assured Amari but also sets the stage for a year marked by increased self-belief, contributing to a more fulfilling and satisfying 2024.











Sophomores (10th Grade)


Kevin Hawkins

Kevin's New Year's resolution is all about personal growth and developing a mindset that deflects negativity. In the coming year, he aims to gain resilience by learning to brush off others' negativity and use it as fuel for achieving more challenging goals. By focusing on building a positive and determined mindset, Kevin is setting the stage for significant personal development, embracing the power of a can-do attitude to navigate the challenges that lie ahead.



Aiyanah Nunez

Aiyanah's New Year's resolution revolves around presenting her intelligence in a way that fosters better connections with her peers. Recognizing the importance of effective communication and interpersonal skills, she aims to showcase her intelligence in a manner that is approachable and relatable. By focusing on being a better person in her interactions, Aiyanah is not only highlighting her intellectual capabilities but also creating a positive and collaborative environment among her peers.



Juniors (11th Grade)


LIllian Mendez

Lilian is taking a proactive approach to the New Year by prioritizing self-care in her resolutions. With a focus on incorporating regular workouts, skincare routines, and other self-nurturing practices, she aims to enhance both her physical and mental well-being. She believes that by dedicating attention to self-care, she can better navigate the challenges of the upcoming year with a rejuvenated spirit, ultimately contributing to a more fulfilling and positive overall experience.





Trinity McCall

Trinity's New Year's resolution revolves around being more compassionate and thoughtful, specifically in her role as a family member. By showing empathy and understanding within her family, Trinity aims to create a more supportive and excepting environment. She believes that growing stronger connections with her loved ones will not only enhance the quality of her relationships but also contribute to her overall well-being, providing a solid foundation for navigating challenges and ensuring a fulfilling and positive year ahead.




Seniors (12th Grade)


Melanie Gomez

Melanie's New Year's resolution is all about celebrating a significant milestone, completing 12 years of school and to grow self-encouragement as she ventures into college. With a focus on embracing the accomplishments along her academic journey, Melanie aims to take pride in her hard work and dedication. Looking ahead to the challenges of college life, her resolution also centers on self-empowerment, recognizing the importance of encouraging herself to pursue her passions, and shape the person she aspires to become. By starting with a foundation of self-appreciation, Melanie is laying the groundwork for a positive and confident transition into the next chapter of her educational and personal journey. In addition to these aspirations, Melanie is determined to savor the little things in life and cultivate gratitude. Recognizing the importance of not taking life for granted, she aims to find joy in the everyday moments and appreciate the journey as much as the destination. This optimistic approach to her resolution reflects Melanie's desire to embrace both personal growth and a deep appreciation for life's simple pleasures as she embarks on this new chapter.


Maryah Walker

Maryah is setting her sights high for the New Year, making it her resolution to achieve a 4.0 GPA and stay completely focused on her classes as she approaches her senior year and approaching graduation. With aspirations in the medical field, Maryah understands the critical importance of academic excellence in shaping both her immediate future and long-term career goals. This commitment goes beyond preparing for the upcoming year; it's a strategic move to ensure a successful transition into higher education and ultimately sets the stage for a fulfilling life beyond graduation.


As we step into the New Year, our resolutions become roadmaps guiding us toward personal growth and positive changes. Whether it's committing to do better in school, taking care of ourselves, or improving relationships, New Year's resolutions are about becoming the best version of ourselves. As we move forward, let our resolutions inspire us to overcome challenges and embrace opportunities for change. In this journey of self-improvement, may the goals we've set pave the way for a year filled with accomplishment and satisfaction. Cheers to the promises we've made to ourselves and the exciting journey that lies ahead in the coming year.







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