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Transferring schools is daunting but beneficial

Luisa Bernardino
Transferring schools is challenging but you aren’t alone, and it will open the doors to many new opportunities.

I walked into the lunchroom seeing only new faces. I did not want to eat alone, but I did not want to eat with strangers. Every class I had that day, I had no friends to talk to during freetime. This is what my first day of school here at Metea Valley was like. Being a new student at a new school can be difficult, but it also opens up many opportunities

Before the first day of school, I was already feeling anxious. I did not know where to find any of my classes, and I worried about who I was going to sit with at lunch. These worries were crowding my mind daily up until the first day. But due to a few staff members and signs in the hallways, I found all of my classes on time.

The day was going normal up until the end of fourth period; it was time for lunch. As I walked into the lunchroom, I saw more students than the population at my old school. But then I saw a familiar face, the girl I met in Drivers Education. Relief found me when she told me I could sit with her and her friends. I was thankful for her and her friends being so nice, but I still missed my old friends. After lunch, time went by quickly, and I was finally able to go home. 

After just a few weeks of school, I have already learned so much. Transferring schools can offer so many opportunities for any transfer student. For myself, moving to a much bigger school has given me so many more options of classes and clubs to take. Being able to take more classes and clubs that are about careers I am interested in will help me in the future. 

Another positive to transferring schools is learning new skills. For most students transferring schools, they do not know anyone prior to the first day of school. Having to meet new people and make new friends, teaches you the skill of socializing and putting yourself out there. Which can be helpful in the future too. 

An additional benefit is access to a fresh start in life. Some transfer students may be disappointed to leave their old life and friends behind. But doing so can offer an awakening and a way to move on from all of your past mistakes. 

Since school has started I have gathered a few recommendations for myself and other new students to keep in mind; get involved, get guidance or ask for help, and try to get out of your comfort zone. Getting involved in clubs or sports can push you to make connections and friends. Speaking up and asking for help prevents confusion and keeps you on the right track. Lastly, getting out of your comfort zone benefits you and your future. It gives you new opportunities, confidence, and helps you become comfortable with stepping out of your comfort zone more often. 

For all new students at Metea Valley keep these recommendations in mind. You are not alone and do not be afraid to ask for help. Transferring schools in highschool is not always easy, but it can become a gift if you let it be one. 

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About the Contributors
Rayma Miller
Rayma Miller is a sophomore at Metea Valley and this is her first year on staff. She is 15 years old and also a new student at Metea; Rayma just moved here from Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys reading, riding her bike, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
Luisa Bernardino
Luisa is a sophomore and it is her first year on staff as the Diversity Editor and a graphic designer. She loves to read, draw, sketch, and listen to music. Whenever she isn’t feeling avidly burnt out due to studying or listening to music way more than people should, you can find her in the library or Roleplaying.

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