New beginnings are filled with excitement, adventure and a bit of nerves. As the year comes to an end, many seniors will be starting their new beginnings. Along with seniors experiencing this fresh start, 8th graders will be as well.
Towards the end of the year, an 8th grade banquet is held for all the 8th graders as a celebration for the end of middle school and the start of high school. As many have experienced, high school has many differences from middle school, but also many similarities.
“I am super interested to see how different middle school is from high school. In movies they always show the freshman being lost and scared and I hope that doesn’t happen to me,” says Kylie Onserio ’21.
When the question, “What are you most excited/ nervous about for high school” was asked, many 8th graders had a quick response. “I am excited for my high school experience. I am able to get my license and drive around with my friends. I also feel like my summers will be less boring,” says Abby Rossini ’21. Elliot Tomaschko ’21 says, “All your best and worst memories are in high school. I am nervous for that, but excited at the same time. I feel like I will enjoy my experience, but be way more stressed about homework.”
The transition from 8th to 9th grade is a very big milestone in a student’s life. With high school comes long nights and stress. But the most important thing obtained from being in high school is new opportunities and memories. The experiences had in high school never go away. Challenges will be faced, but students learn valuable lessons which make them better people.
“At first, I think they will be nervous for the transition, but after the first day they will realize they got this and become more excited for whats to come!” exclaims the Middle and Upper School Director Mrs. Harrington.