Open Letter to the Class of 2019


Walking into freshman year may be alarming. Navigating a new school can be intimidating. Deciding what to wear may be disconcerting. However, soon you will realize that the year does fly by and although being the youngest can be daunting, there are many things you can do to make the transition easy and your freshman year memorable.

Always come prepared to class. As a freshman, you are making a first impression on your teachers and other classmates. You’ve probably heard this a million times before, but what you did in middle school no longer matters. You are being offered a clean slate, so you might as well use this opportunity to your advantage and develop a good work ethic that will help you in the long run.

Appreciate your teachers and don’t be afraid to ask them questions. The material can become more complicated as you get older, but your teachers are there to help you. If you don’t understand something, just ask and they will help!

Join clubs and teams. It is the easiest way to become friends with the upperclassmen and you definitely won’t regret participating in something you are passionate about. Aside from enjoying these activities, clubs and sports will look great on your college applications in the future.

Freshman year is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. It is extremely different from middle school and although the change can be overwhelming, there are so many amazing features of high school that you are just being introduced to.These next four years can be the best of your life so enjoy the time you have in high school.

Alix Mindich
Class of 2018