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New to the school: Freshmen finish their first week

Caroline Thaler
Freshman Spanish class working hard on their quiz review!

A buzz fills the halls: a jangle of nervous chuckles, shuffling feet, and hopeful mutterings. It’s that time of year again when the halls of HHS are filled with a new wave of excitement and possibilities. Freshmen fill the halls with a profound excitement for the start of this new era. 

“I am excited for the freedom that comes with High school,” Said freshman Ava Plunkett. 

There are a lot of new opportunities in high school. Transitioning from middle to high school is a significant turning point in a student’s educational experience. High school is a time of development, discovery, and preparation for the challenges of adult life. 

Most freshmen worry about getting used to the difference between high school and middle school. 

“I wasn’t too worried about high school, especially since not too much is different from middle school, except a few rules are different,” said freshman Parker Henegar. 

Although many freshmen had the confidence they needed to start high school, there were still many worries and fears. For many freshmen, the first few weeks of high school are full of highs, lows, and anything in between.

 “I was originally worried about seeing new people and upperclassmen, but then I realized it’s not that bad,” said Plunkett. 

With many in-school and out-of-school events and extracurriculars, high school is an excellent place for students to come together and create memories.

“I am most excited for dances and field trips in High school,” said Henegar. 

It’s important to stay on top of your school work and get the most out of your high school experience. Many seniors encourage attending extracurricular activities and events outside of school.

“It’s important to give high school your best effort and to enjoy the little things about high school. You only get to go once so you should enjoy it to the best of your abilities,” said senior Emma Healey. 


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