We asked a few students and faculty members what their top advice was for incoming students. Here’s what they had to say.

  • Lucilla Esham, retired special education teacher: “Enjoy every minute of your high school experience. Become involved in our school community through Skills USA, sports, and clubs; these four years fly by.”
  • Karli Sunnergren, valedictorian, Class of 2019: “Remember that you’re going to get out what you put in – so work hard! We are incredibly fortunate to have amazing resources and opportunities, so make the most of them. There’s tons of access to technology and transportation, and teachers stay after school for Tech Coaching to help students- use all of these resources! If you look for the negative, you’ll find it. However, if you look for the positive and challenging and fun and enriching, you’ll find that as well!”
  • Gabrielle Guy, salutatorian, Class of 2019: “To make the most of the high school experience, I would tell the incoming students to stay focused, yet make sure to have time to be yourself. High school is challenging, but it is also the time where we meet some of our best friends and make the greatest memories. Go to that dance, talk to that new person, study hard for that test, join that club … Do not fear other people’s opinions. Be you! These four years will be the quickest of your life, and do not take them for granted. Always keep the end goal in mind, but remember to have fun as you work to achieve it!”


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