By Taylor Crehan, West Broward High School, Florida
Freshman year was fun for me.
I learned a lot of new things and made a lot of new friends, and I think I have found my place in the sea of teenagers that is West Broward High.
I also picked up some tips that might help you survive that “scary” first year of high school.
What to expect: High school is a lot different than middle school. The teachers expect a lot more from you, and your homework load will grow like a flower in springtime. I didn’t like it at first, since I was used to minimal homework. But you’ll get used to it, and homework will become part of your daily routine.
You might be worried about making friends. I was, and now I’m surrounded by wonderful people I care about. Just be yourself, and don’t be shy. Saying “hi” to someone could be the first step to a lasting friendship.
You can look forward to a lot of awesome things: participating in school events like Spirit Week and Homecoming, meeting people and learning new things in interesting classes.
You can also look forward to joining all sorts of different clubs. West Broward has everything from Spanish Club to Surf Club. Join as many as you want. They are a fun way to spend free time and make new friends.
To thrive in freshman year, you should use all of the study tools that have been given to you – from flash cards to online quizzes. These things worked wonders for me in AP Human Geography.
You should also take great notes – especially if you take Biology. You’re going to need them for the EOC.
Freshman year can be the beginning of a wonderful high school experience, so tackle it with your head held high.the original article from Sun Sentinel, written by Taylor Crehan