Advice for Rising Freshman

PCA Eighth Grade Students are Preparing To Go To High School


Growth and change are prominent elements of day to day life. The transition from middle school to high school is a momentous occasion. Not only are students increasing in age but in responsibility. 

High School brings about many new experiences and challenges. Freshman Emerson Dale said, “it is important to ask questions when you have them and make sure you get your work done on time.” The PCA staff members are readily available to give assistance where it is needed. It is up to the student to dedicate time to seeking out answers to their questions. 

Sophomore Gabe Sipes advised the rising ninth grade student “to enjoy school events and get involved in student activities.” Homecoming, PowderPuff, and Texas Stomp are all events that are available to High School students. “High School goes by faster than you think, so go to everything you can,” said senior, Sydney McGary. It is important to enjoy spending time with friends and getting to experience the ins and outs of High School. 

The PCA student body is diverse and filled with people of many different backgrounds. As junior, Brooklyn Brothers, advises, “it is important to be genuine with one another and get to know peoples’ stories, but also say hi to people when you pass them in the hallway even if you don’t know them. A kind “hello” is so much better than just walking past someone in awkward silence!” The workload in high school can be overwhelming, but the relationships student’s build with their peers help get them through all of the tough times.

A student’s perspective designates how they view their high school experience. Senior Bella Perron stresses the fact that “in a situation that is stressing you out, ask yourself if it will matter in three years.” It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day schedule; however, it is important to remember that God has a plan and a purpose for your life. 

High School is filled with exciting and new experiences. Step out of your comfort zone and do not get discouraged when things are not going the way you had planned. The next four years will fly by so enjoy it while you can.