By Alyssa Aligood
I transferred to Foley High School my freshman year. My immediate thought running through my mind was knowing that I was starting high school without any friends, and it made me very anxious.The first day of school was hectic for me. The hallways were packed and crowded full of a bunch of loud teenagers. We were all shoulder to shoulder, and I instantly knew that I never wanted to walk through the back hallway from that day forward. I walked with my head down, and made sure not to be late to any of my classes.
It was hard for me knowing that everyone here at Foley High already had friends. These students have grown up together for years with their peers and had gotten to know one other. Then, here I come from Milton, Fl, not knowing a single soul except for my step sister. I started off very shy, sitting by myself at lunch watching everyone else laughing and enjoying their lunches. I often sat in the library for lunch, so I didn’t look like an outsider by myself during lunch.
A few weeks had went by at school, and I kept reminding myself that I needed to get out of my comfort zone. I choked on my nerves and built up the courage to talk to a few students who I now call my best friends.
Yes, it sucks being the new kid, and you feel like you are all alone in a big school, but it is not as bad as it seems. You have many choices in life. You can sit back and take what you have, or you can make something out of what you get and turn it into something huge.
New kids are nervous! And that’s even when they are putting on a front that they aren’t. Talk to them, say hello, but whatever you do, never judge someone if you don’t know them. Everyone has a story to tell of their own.
With something to think about, I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their high school career. It goes by fast. I am already a junior, and my senior year is right around the corner.