When I walked through the main doors at about 7:15 am on a Tuesday morning, all I expected was to just be greeted by a few people and just have a normal school day. Boy was I wrong.
My brother is an upperclassman so I’ve heard about Memorial and how great it is, but I never actually got to live that experience until now. The first day I felt kind of out of place because of how many kids are in my grade. There’s so many of us, that it intimidated me at first. We all got name tags and we were introduced to a lot of people who I’ve never seen before. I was scared. I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to find any of my classes, or make any new friends. That nervousness went away at around second period when I had band class. I made a new friend in band, and it was great! As the day went on, I connected with more people and got introduced to more new friends. The upperclassmen helped us when we were lost, so you never were super late to your class. When I walked out of the school at 3:37, I contemplated my day and had come to the conclusion that I now felt like I belong. Memorial is such a welcoming community and I’m glad to be a part of that.
By Mia Braico