The first quarter of the 2016 school year has passed by in a flash, and the freshman class has many thoughts about their new experiences in the âbig badâ high school.
The first day of high school may have given the wrong impression to many freshmen. After all, starting off the year with silly introductory games and no homework is a bit misleading. However, the fun first day was soon followed by an abundance of tests and worksheets which gave the students a reality check. Â
Eventually, all of the freshmen grew accustomed to weaving around six foot tall seniors in the halls and sacrificing their weekends to study and do homework. Itâs fair to say that most freshmen have established a routine by now, and high school has become somewhat normal.
I spoke with some freshmen about their personal high school experiences, and most had a pleasant past two months. Student Sophia Klevit replied, âThis first quarter has taught me a lot about myself. About how I work as a student under pressure and late at at night. Everyone told me âhigh school is a jokeâ and I believed them, but Iâve realized it really isnât a joke. How hard Iâm working now as a freshman will continue throughout my entire high school career. So far Iâm happy with what Iâm doing, and I just need to keep reminding myself that the only person working towards my future is me.â
Another freshman stated, âSo far high school has been a really positive experience for me, and I hope it continues to be a positive experience. I was surprised how easy it was to adjust to high school. So far I really like it.â
Most freshmen students came from Sandy Run Middle School, but a few came without any friends or knowledge of the school. One of these students, Â Eva Gossger, stated, âThe first quarter to me felt hard, but Iâm definitely adjusting to the school and students. Iâve made tons of amazing friends, and Iâm definitely happier now that the first quarter is over.â
And then there are the freshmen still getting over the thrill of their first Spirit Week, including Class President Matt Michels. âSpirit week taught me two things: donât use a smoke machine in your alcove, and even if your alcove is better, the upperclassmen will still get a better score from the judges.â Jackie Vargas-Bines declared, âSpirit Week was a really fun experience and Iâm looking forward to next yearâs. 10/10 do recommend.â
Although many imagined high school was going to be more like the movie High School Musical with long breaks between classes, singing in the cafeteria, and much hotter guys, I have concluded that the next 3 Âž years of our high school lives are going to be quite different. âWeâre cocky freshman,â explained Rachel Tetro, âItâs in our nature to be surprised by a new school. Itâs still a shock to me that weâre actually in high school.â