Eden Priest is ValpoLife.com's #1StudentNWI representative at Boone Grove High School. In her first column, Eden, a freshman at the school, recaps her first day. Ideas in Motion Media is looking to hire one student at every school in Northwest Indiana to share the good news at their school. Click here for a full description of the position. If interested, send an introductory email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first day of school is always a nerve-wrecking and stressful time, especially for new students. This time, I was the new student, and had no clue what to expect.
When I walked into the school, I didn't know where to go nor did I have friends to conquer the first day of high school with. I had so many emotions going on at once. I didn't know how to feel or what to think, but I carried on with my day anyway because maybe I'd meet someone or I'd see someone I knew. As soon as I went to my locker, a guy came up to me and said "Hi!." Nervously, I said 'hi' back and he offered to show me where my classes were and introduced me to some of his friends. Pleasantly surprised, I said yes. That had already made my day a lot better than when I first walked in.
Throughout my morning classes I saw his friends so I always had people to sit with and talk to. Next I had to go to gym. Now that I was nervous for because I had no one to talk to or walk with. I was hoping the period would end quickly so I could go to a class where hopefully I would know someone. But once again, as soon as I thought that, another friendly person came up to me. She was a sophomore so she knows what it's like to be a high school student. She gave me tips about how to get through some of my classes and told me about the school. At the end of the day, I made quite a lot of friends. But if you're the new kid at a school, make sure you talk to people too! Be yourself and you'll fit in just fine.