26 We asked our student panel what advice they would give to middle school students. Here are their top 10 pieces of advice. 1. “Try to be nice to everyone. If you do this, you will have lots of friends.” John 2. “Take your grades seriously, but don’t let your life revolve around getting As.” Justin 3. “Focus on your schoolwork. If you don’t understand something, ask for help.” Brooke 4. “Don’t be too hard on yourself. Everyone does stupid things in middle school—just forget about it and move on.” Sophia 5. “Get involved in activities, even if you don’t think you’re that good. You don’t have to be good at something to have fun.” TJ 6. “Don’t be upset if some of your friends start hanging out with new people. Everyone makes new friends in middle school.” Mia 7. “Be organized. It will save you a lot of time.” Kate 8. “Don’t follow the crowd—people will like you better if you’re not afraid to be you.” Darius 9. “Keep up on all of your assignments. If you do, you’ll probably get decent grades.” Chen 10. “Have fun—middle school goes really fast.” Tyler 10 Tips for Students