New Year’s Resolutions Run the Gamut at Penn Manor High School

The new year, 2011, is here and it’s time to think about that New Year’s resolution.

It is time to set your goal to bring in the new year. Something that will motivate you to meet your goal by the end of the upcoming year. Many people can reach their goal, however others struggle or just never get to it.

A list posted on shows some of the most popular resolutions for the year. The resolutions are listed n order of most popular from one to ten. They are, spending more time with family and friends, getting fit, losing weight, quit smoking, enjoy life more, quit drinking, get out of debt, learn something new, help others and get organized.

A resolution list. Courtesy photo from

Penn Manor students and staff are preparing for bringing in the new year by setting their resolutions.

“I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I can never stick to it!,” said senior Cassey Graeff.

“My resolution is to have a definite answer to my future,” said senior Leah Freeman.

“My New Year resolution is to keep a perfect driving record,” said junior Taylor Goldberg.

“My goal is to get a 1.10.00 in back stroke for swimming,” said senior Olivia Rinier

The new year is a time for looking in to the future and setting goals to benefit you and keep you healthy.

“My resolution is to read more and watch less TV,” said administrator Jason D’Amico.

Being fit and getting in to shape was a popular resolution for the administrators at Penn Manor High School.

“I plan to eat healthier and stay in shape this year,” said administrator Eric Howe.

The New Years Ball. Courtesy photo from

“My New Year’s resolution is to get in better shape,” said School Resource Officer Jason Hottenstein.

While some people are setting goals to benefit themselves physically, others are setting goals to help them emotionally.

“My resolution is to not be as stressed and to not worry as easily,” said senior Kristi Rineer.

“My goal is to spend more time with my family and friends,” said administrator Doug Eby.

Many people take resolutions seriously to improve their future and a lot of people set a goal, but fail to follow through with their resolution. Each year the list changes for different resolutions and the number one for people is always changing.

By Allana Herr