The hopeful expectations of a freshman

A freshman reflects on what his hopes are for his upcoming high school experience.


Juliana Norris

Samuel Gormont is a typical freshman during the first week of high school: nose to the books and hopes high.

As a freshman coming into the high school, you expect things to be different, but in reality it is similar to middle school. You come into high school thinking it’s going to be scary, but it sometimes seems easier. You have more freedom and are given more opportunities. I expect high school classes to be harder, but at the same I think they will be interesting.

Freshman have a lot of false ideas as what being a senior is like, but I expect seniors to be like “The cool kids”. They are the older students who can drive, and are also close to graduating. I see the seniors walking through the halls and I look up to them, thinking “They made it through, why can’t I”?
All students have expectations and ideas about their future in high school. For me, I don’t really know what the future entails. I think it will definitely get harder from here, but I know that everyone can adjust.

We all know that teacher expectations can be challenging sometimes. I think teachers have the same expectations for all students, but they probably expect less of freshman than they do of seniors.

I haven’t been here for long, but I’m excited more opportunities to come as I get older. So far, classes are pretty much the same as last year, with a few exceptions. I enjoy the fact that some of our classes are the same as last year, including French, Industrial Arts, and other electives. On the down side, it’s annoying we that we have 3rd lunch and gym/health half of the year.

All in all, I have high expectations for myself this school year, as well as for my teachers and classmates.