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Mrs. Houle's 9th grade academy working hard period 6.

Mrs. Houle's 9th grade academy working hard period 6.

photo by Olivia Bayer

photo by Olivia Bayer

Mrs. Houle's 9th grade academy working hard period 6.

The end of the school year is nearing for students, which means for some they’ll be going off to college while others get to look forward to coming back for three more years.

The class of 2020 is approaching the end of their freshman year and many are realizing that the year has gone more smoothly than imagined. For many, the transition from high school to middle school can be drastic and difficult to adjust to; however, this year’s freshman class has adjusted well and feels that they’re ready to take on the next three years at SHS.

Haley Delmonico is a freshman this year and is feeling that the year went by quickly and smoothly. “High school has been exactly what I’ve imagined it to be,” Delmonico explains. “It’s been a good year.” As for her work ethic, she believes she’s showing signs of an upperclassman. “I started the year off really strong but as the year progresses I’ve lost it a little. Playing three sports has made it difficult to balance my school work,” she says.

Fellow freshman Ethan McCarthy on the other hand doesn’t mention how his grades have changed rather how he as a person has changed as the year goes by. “I’ve definitely changed a lot from the definitely of this year. I used to be kind of immature, actually really immature,” McCarthy laughs, “but the way this school is formatted, the kind of people that go here, I think it’s taught me a little more to act more my age.”

Unlike McCarthy’s classmate Delmonico, high school has been a bit different than what he had imagined it to be. “At first I thought that all my classes would be really hard, the teachers wouldn’t be as helpful, and that seniors would push us out of the way, but everyone’s actually very helpful. In a sense it’s not much different from middle school.” McCarthy shared.

Although the freshman class has much more to learn (like not standing in the middle of the hallway), it seems that they’ve made a successful and easy transition from middle school to high school.  While they still have some maturing to do, there’s no doubt that the freshman class will excel in their future at Stonington High School.

photo by Olivia Bayer
Mrs. Houle’s 9th grade academy working hard period 6.

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