Back-to-school blues

Annie Blakeley - Contributing Columnist

Back to school is a trying and emotional time for kids. After many months of freedom, they are forced to go back to school. What awaits them: endless math problems and a new school year.

Each new year brings each child a mixture of excitement and misery.

This school year bought me an extreme amount of misery due to what a great summer I had. The start of the school year brought no excitement to me because I knew it would be extremely difficult for me to enjoy it. With more kids and narrower halls and a new set of rules to follow, I was more than a little bit reluctant.

Walking into class on the very first day proved my theory to be correct. The halls were extremely narrow compared to what is typical for a school and a raging headache was occupying my brain. From there, I continued to get sicker.

Undoubtedly, the pain was written all over my face. My eyes began to water while my stomach felt the edges of broken glass. A great start to the new school year.

On the bright side, everyone I met was very kind and friendly — which is why I am looking forward to the start of the school year.

Annie Blakeley is a student at Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy, is a band and chorus student and a member of First United Methodist Church in Hamlet.

Annie Blakeley

Contributing Columnist

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