December is a time filled with special family time no matter what holiday you celebrate. It's a time for friends, gatherings and conversation with loved ones and a great opportunity to reflect upon the past year. For some high school seniors, this is a time where you are either 1. busily filling out college applications to beat the Jan. 1 deadline or 2. reaping the benefits of early admissions! Either way, you've reached a milestone and are most likely looking ahead to the spring when you decide where you will be going to school, finish up your senior activities and ultimately the big graduation day. Make sure you take time to thank those who have supported you up to this point and let them know you appreciate them! Happy 2016!