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Senior Brandon Schwab looms over seventh grader Summer Smith, in the midst of changing classes.

Senior Brandon Schwab looms over seventh grader Summer Smith, in the midst of changing classes.

Charlie George

Charlie George

Senior Brandon Schwab looms over seventh grader Summer Smith, in the midst of changing classes.

Charlie George, Sports Editor

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The first day of school is often filled with mixed emotions, whether you feel overwhelmed or anxious or even excited. These feelings often differ depending on age. When it comes to Holy Trinity, the first first day at the upper school as a seventh grader is nerve-wracking while the last first day for a senior is quite exciting.

“I was really excited. I was also nervous with all the new people in the hallways,” seventh grader Summer Smith said.

For the seventh grader, the thought of being the new kid on campus and seeing so many new people can be quite intimidating. For the senior, however, being the elder of the student body gives an empowering feeling.  

“More people look up to us now. We are more of role models and we can actually stand out now instead of being just petty juniors,” senior Zach McManus said.

Another big part of the first day of school, especially for those that are new, is the first impression which turned out to be a really good one for Smith.

“The teachers here were really nice. The students were nice too,” Smith said. “If you don’t know someone all you have to do is go up and say ‘Hi’ and if you are too nervous to talk to them they will probably talk to you.”

 For returning seniors who know most of their teachers and their fellow classmates, the freedom in choosing their schedule and making it flexible to their wants and needs is the exciting first impression one gets from senior year.

“It feels really good. My morning classes are really challenging but my second half of the day is easier and I get to relax,” McManus said. “It is so nice having an open period too. I have it seventh so some weeks I get to go home early and just relax.”

No matter what the age, from kindergarten to senior year, the first day of school is filled with excitement, nerves, or even fear.  School is often how you make it and the first day is just the start of it.

 

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