The class of 2014 is long gone. A new crowd is entering in their spot. Weighed down by their monstrous backpacks, clutching a crumpled copy of their schedule in one hand and the crumbs from a healthy, sit-down breakfast in the other, this is the class of 2018.
In many aspects, the freshmen are self-assured and eager for the coming months.
Jamie Lamb ’18 already knows that for activities he’ll be participating in audio production in narrative film. He’s pumped about the expanded social opportunities as compared his alma mater Coleytown.
“I’m excited to meet new friends from Bedford,” he said. Many students in the class of 2018 feel this anticipation.
“I’m looking forward to picking classes and meeting new people,” Brooke Kessler ’18 said. At the same time, though, there is common fear in navigating this giant building. “I’m worried about finding my way around this school.”
“It’s huge and some of it seems kind of symmetrical,” Greg Kerr ‘18 said with a laugh. “I’m worried that I’m going to get confused.”
Another concern is in the huge difference in the difficulty level between middle school and high courses. Still students have faith that they will be able to handle the workload, and really everything at Staples for that matter.
“I just need to make sure to word hard and not get behind on assignment,” Kerr said. This is self-assurance that many freshmen feel in all factors of their new high school experiences.
“[My tour guide told me] that I’ll find my way around Staples,” Emerson Kobak ’18 said. “Eventually.”