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Meet Your Neighbors " Back to school edition

Stina Sieg
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” On Monday, students from Glenwood to Basalt made their way back to class as the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 started its fall semester. At Glenwood Springs High School, the halls were filled with swarms of teenagers, giggling and playing around, wearing everything from baby doll dresses to cowboy boots. According to the counseling office, approximately 764 youngsters made it to class. And, by lunchtime, it seemed that the bulk of them were across the street and grabbing a bite to eat at City Market. Here’s what a few them had to say on that most anticipated and dreaded day of the academic year ” the first day of school.

Age and grade: 14, freshman

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Denver)



Favorite subject: Science and math

Describe how you’re feeling today, in a word: “Weird.”



What’s the most exciting part about entering high school? “Meeting new people, I guess. Seeing new people. Most of my friends are older than me, so being in school is nice.”

The scariest? “That I still have four more years of school.”

What do you hope to accomplish while you’re in high school? “I have no idea. At least get smarter.”

Age and grade: 17, senior

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Durango, Mexico)

Describe how you’re feeling today, in a word. “Excited and sad, because it will be my last year.”

Where would you love to be a year from now? College, maybe CMC

Are you feeling excited or scared about your last year of high school? “Excited, because it’s something new every day.”

What’s been the best part about high school so far? “The teachers.”

What would you like to see change? “The walls of the school should have more color. … They’re only white.”

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen? “To give everything they can on their first year, always do their homework.”

Age and grade: 15, freshman

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (born and raised)

Favorite subject: Physical science

Describe how you’re feeling today, in a word: “Really hyper. I have like perma-grin today.”

What’s the most exciting part about entering high school? “Being in high school, being in the last school I’ll ever be ” except college, I guess.”

The scariest? “Being the youngest in school is probably the scariest.”

What do you hope to accomplish while you’re in high school? “I want to pass all my subjects.”

Age and grade: 18, senior

Favorite subject: River Watch (a course with hands-on learning and field trips to rivers)

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Nogales, Mexico)

Describe how you’re feeling today, in a word. “I’m feeling not that excited but not that bored or anything. It’s pretty chill.”

Where would you love to be a year from now? “Going to Canada.”

Are you feeling excited or scared about your last year of high school? “It’s kind of exciting, because then you get to have some new adventures, knowing some other places, getting out of your system.”

What would you like to see change? “Having our lunch hour extended.”

What advice would you give to incoming freshmen? “Not to ditch classes.”


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