The Most Fundamental Period

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WHRO’s American Graduate initiative launches a new collaboration with Granby High School students.  Students from each grade were chosen as WHRO American Graduate Public Media Liaisons.  Their role will be to tell their personal journey to graduation to inspire others, share the importance of high school experience, help others stay in school, and help the community understand the struggles high school students face. 

Through an array of media content (blog posts, articles, spoken word, short videos, photos and selfies.) the Media Liaison will document their personal journey to graduation.  We are excited to be able to share these stories with you. And, we are very pleased to share our first submission from Granby High School junior Dale Moss.


The Most Fundamental Period

The first day of high school can carry a barrage of emotions. For example, the curiosity of what your new school will be like and what you'll wear, the elation of finally being a "high schooler" and meeting your old friends again who had been distant over the summer, and even anger and frustration because your best friend will no longer have the same classes as you. The first day can be very stressful if you allow it to be, which it shouldn't. It's only school and you should try to enjoy it as much as possible while it lasts.

With that being said, remember high school doesn't last forever. Even though it may seem it does, it'll go by in a flash. I believe high school is one of the most fundamental periods in everyone's life.

It is a time when you experience a glimpse of the "real world". You're granted more freedom such as no longer being escorted to lunch or the library and constructing your own schedule to what interests you most. The freedom you receive is only a small part of what comes with the high school experience, which I, myself, as a high school student, will cover on the road to graduation. Hopefully, my information and advice will be beneficial to many as we develope from children to young adults.

by Dale Moss
WHRO American Graduate Public Medial Liaison

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