Freshmen Overcome Their Fears


Freshmen Jasmine Brooks works during her lunch. As a freshmen she is worried that she won't get her schoolwork done.
Freshmen Jasmine Brooks works during her lunch. As a freshmen she is worried that she won’t get her schoolwork done.

Freshmen beat down, fitting in, making and losing friends. These are just some of the things freshmen fear the most about coming to high school.

Freshmen Jasmine Brooks said, “Truthfully the things I feared the most before I came to high school where the upperclassmen being rude.”

Most freshman come into high school not knowing what’s ahead of them, but some have no worries at all. Being a underclassman can be hard, but freshmen year all depends on how hard you try and put forth the effort. Not all students take freshman year that seriously and the work can catch up from 9th grade and things are harder than expected.

“Now that I been a freshman for almost half the school year, getting the hang of things are easy to me because I understand how things work,” said Brooks.

Beginning a new fast-paced life isn’t always that easy to adjust to. Students begin a new life in a new building with new people, teachers, and even a new type of learning style than they are used to in middle school. Students begin to have a lot more freedom and opportunities like joining clubs and sports teams.
Freshman Jasmine Hariston explains that hear main focus when she came into high school was all about the work and that’s what she feared the most.

“I was worried about all the work and being able to stay caught up to get the good grades and credits I needed,” said freshman Jasmine Hariston.

“My biggest fear about high school was going from the oldest to the youngest in the blink of an eye,” said Jake Heasley.

Assistant Principal Boggan, who is in charge of the Freshman Academy believes that students come into high school with many fears.

“Coming from 8th grade being the oldest, to becoming the baby of the school can be really tough on students and knowing they are not going be with their same peers can make things even harder,” said Boggan.