As St. Mary's says goodbye to the the class of 2021, the students are excited to welcome the freshmen into the high school
By Amsey Liebenow
Photo courtesy of Amsey Liebenow
As we mourn the departure of this year’s senior class, we are reminded that, with the closing of familiar relationships comes the possibilities of new ones: the freshmen class of 2025.
When asked what she most looks forward to in high school, McCall Ward (8) said, "I cannot wait for Derby Day, getting to know upperclassmen and getting to join clubs and sports in high school!"
It is unclear whether Ward is aware of the extent of her mud and syrup-filled future as a freshman on Derby Day; however, according to Laura Isaacs (12), Ward is more than right about everything else. Issacs says, "Getting to know everyone in the school and establishing friends you love is so important and high school overall is a great experience. I loved being a part of things I truly enjoyed and joining in on all the amazing clubs and organizations available at St. Mary's."
As incoming freshmen look forward to their high school years, there are always worries and fears as they begin to imagine the differences high school will bring.
While opening up about her fears regarding high school, Marlee Bostick (8) said, "I'm scared that I won't be able to keep up with academics and worry that my motivation will not last throughout all four years of high school. It's also scary that grades count now too."
Along with her peer Isaacs, this past year’s Student Council President Jennifer Ruffin (12) also offered the incoming freshmen advice, saying, "Get to know everyone and find a group of friends that excites you. Don't change yourself to be friends with a certain group. Care about your grades and take school seriously but remember to have fun. Don't fixate on college all four years, and take advantage of the amazing opportunities our school has to offer."
Ruffin added, "Don't focus on college all of high school and just have fun. St. Mary's is amazing and has amazing resources, but don't get so obsessed that you find yourself four years later with no memories but good grades. It's all about balance."
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