Freshman year can be a scary or exciting thing for most upcoming eighth graders. A few are excited about certain classes while others are scared of being the underdogs again.
Mackenzie Dotson was asked how she feels about becoming a high schooler, and she said, “I’m a bit excited yet at the same time a little scared.”
Ethan Sullivan added this response: “No, I’m not scared. I am happy to have more freedom and to do more than what we get in middle school.”
According to many younger students, being the youngest in high school can be quite scary. Below, some students said what they are most scared of and why.
Chloe Luekenhoff said, “I’m most scared for getting eighth hours and other high schoolers. Eighth hours are easy to get and high schoolers look like they can beat me up.”
“I’m afraid of the changing part. I don’t know why, but I guess it’s because it’s something new,” Mackenzie added.
Mackenzie was also questioned if she had any subjects she couldn’t wait to study, and she responded with, “I can’t wait to study German because I really want to learn another language. I somewhat am learning this but with the extra study, it would be great since I can only say one sentence in German.”
In response to the same question, Nolen Brown also said, “I’m excited about woodworking because it would be fun to make things.”
Ariana Ribera stated, “I’m excited to sing with other high schoolers in choir because I love to sing. It’ll also be something new.”
Sheny Delgado had this to say about what classes she is excited about: “The extracurriculars that weren’t offered in elementary or in middle school, and that we can choose 2 of classes of our choice, and P.E….”
Next, the eighth graders were asked how they are preparing to become high schoolers, and Nolen replied, “I’m talking with a lot of the high schoolers.”
Ethan said, “I’m asking my older brother and sister what it’s like, so I know what to expect during high school.”
“I’m mentally preparing myself for longer classes and having to get used to having four classes a day,” Sheny responded.
As new freshmen, these eighth graders expect a lot of things to happen during the next year. Ariana said, “I’m expecting a lot of homework to be given in certain classes. It’ll be scary but we have to get it done.”
Mackenzie answered the question as well, and her response was, “I expect to look back at myself now and think, ‘What was I thinking in my early years?’ I say this because I hear people change, not only on appearance, but on attitude as well.”
Ethan answered the question with, “I expect to make new friends and meet new teachers.”
Joseph Malone stated, “I’m expecting to get a lot of homework, and having to stress out about grades and older high schoolers.”
Good luck to all the upcoming freshmen! I hope that you are all excited for becoming high schoolers.