Advice for Rising Freshmen


Dear 8th graders about to be freshman,

Hello, my name is Ray and I’m a part of the class of 2024 here at Bancroft. Freshman year, I have to be honest, was a different experience to any other year of school. Freshman year is the year that you gotta start thinking about the things you want to do, like if you want to go to college or what job you would want to get into. This year has to be one of the most important years of just finding yourself and basically branding yourself in life and in this school.

The school work isn’t too bad, like it’s maneuverable; you won’t be engulfed in work or anything like that. If you can, try and be more focused on your work in class like classwork, projects and stuff like that. It’s good to hang out with friends and stuff, but you need to know that balance because school and your future are leagues more important than a group of kids that you might not see in like five years.

Freshman year might not be anything you would expect, but I’m going to leave you guys that are entering freshman year next year with this: this year will start your journey to become an adult. You’re not a child anymore: be smart about what you do in class. Freshman year is the basically the start of things changing in and out of school. If you don’t take freshman year or even high school seriously, then the rest of your life might not be as easy as you want it to be. Things in freshman year and high school could stay with you for the rest of your life whether you like it or not, so just be smart of what you want your life to be like, now and for the future.


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