Editor’s note: This is a new column, designed to provide Times readers with a high school student’s perspective on the news at Franklin County High School. It is written by Tevis Page, who volunteered this summer at the Times office. We welcome her to the newspaper pages, and we hope readers help shape her experience, and that of other talented young people who like to write and take photos, as they blossom into young journalists.
First day of senior year, was both exciting and nerve-racking. The high school bell schedule had changed; we now had breakfast before first period, instead of after. It was really peculiar to go there before my first class. We have a new principal, Mr. Bidwell, who taught most of my freshman class four years ago. It has been amazing to see him climb to his goal, as we have climbed to our graduation.
The first day has always been reserved for senior schedule changes. This year was no different; the library was full of seniors jabbering about their schedules that read “Spanish II” (while not having a Spanish teacher to teach it) and what had happened the past summer. It was a bittersweet moment to see everyone together again, for I knew it would be the last time we all stood together to change our schedules in high school. Four years flew by so fast. It is something we all dreamed of for so many years, but never expected it to sneak up on us this quickly.
As I began to get the hang of things, I realized that for two years I had consistently begged for a teacher’s aide position. This year, I did not get one, I got two! It is not as easy as I had imagined it to be, but I would not want it any other way.
My teachers are amazing. They do not stop caring when the final bell rings, but rather give us their personal phone numbers and tell us to never hesitate to call. They are just as excited about this year as we are. If this week is an indication of how the rest of the year will be, I believe this year will be amazing. Go Hawks!