We have all experienced a transition-- whether it was in school or out in the world-- and we all approached it differently. Luckily, according to our transitioning students, they are approaching their upcoming changes positively.
The eighth graders, who are transitioning into high school, have reported nothing but joyous thoughts about continuing into high school.
Emma Rohlfing has said, “I am excited to have only four classes a day and having my own Chromebook.”
Miranda Yarbrough is excited about “all the new activities that will be open to [her] like STUCO districts and camp.”
However, some eighth graders have also claimed to be scared about finding classrooms, and how much harder the classes may be.
While on the other hand, Miranda Yarbrough has no worries. She has said, “I feel like as long as I do my best and treat others as kindly as I want to be treated, my high school experience should go pretty well.”
The seniors, however, have a very different transition approaching them. They will be leaving NHHS in a few short months for good. It’s goodbye high school, hello real world for them.
Some are nervous:
Hannah White said she is scared of all of the unknowns yet to come.
Lacie Grater mentioned, “I am scared to actually start ‘adulting.’”
Nevertheless, some are excited:
Aiden Bailey simply stated he is excited to go to college.
Emily Knoppe has said, “I'm excited about starting my life on my own as an adult.”
Whether they are happy, sad, or in between, the seniors do have some things about their high school experiences that they will carry with them even after they walk across the stage at graduation.
The seniors have loved all of their teachers and classes, but many have reported Ms. McCroskey as being their favorite due to her preparing her students for the real world. Mrs. Schlafer has also been said to be missed dearly by seniors when they leave the high school for good.
The class of 2018 has also made glorious memories with each other during their time here at NHHS. Some memories were made during dances, leadership week, the dodgeball tournaments, Christmas decorating, and lots of other activities.
However, like Britany Willimann pointed out, the seniors still have one last great shebang together before the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end-- senior trip! Many unforgettable memories will be made on the trip as they travel to New York, Washington D.C., and so many more exciting places. This trip will surely be one of their greatest adventures from all of their high school careers.
With May’s fast approach, we are all looking forward to the many changes. We are welcoming the class of 2022 as they come into high school and saying goodbye to the class of 2018 as they move on from NHHS into their own adult lives. We wish both classes the best of luck through their transition-- you’ll all do great.