South Speaks: first week of school

South Speaks: first week of school

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

Going back to school after a summer full of vacationing, ice cream, pools and lots of sun is different for most students. For example, returning to school can be very different for a freshman and for a senior. Summer has come to a close and students have returned to South for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. The optimist asked various students about their personal experiences when coming back to school.

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“I felt very scared [because of] all the upperclassmen and how they are so intimidating,” freshman Lyric Sims said. However, “I got more freedom and got to meet new people,” Sims said.     

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“I was more used to the school and the setting [and it was] good to see the kids [as well as] be in classes again,” sophomore Tristan Ruhlman said.

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“I felt a little more confident because people [seem] to hate on juniors less than sophomores and freshmen, but also I was nervous because I’ve heard [junior year] is really hard,” junior Abby Arvin said.

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“Starting back up senior year was definitely way easier than freshman year, because I [was] used to the school and [wasn’t] stressed out about where all my classes [were],” senior Jacob Hooten said.