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    New year, new classes, new person.

    by torrien raines and tristan jacinto

    Freshmen are normally put into classes for their first year of highschool, but their sophomore year is much different. It marks the time they can start to formulate skills toward their long-term interests. 


    With the 2023-2024 school year finally coming to an end, most students are hopeful for the opportunities they will get for the upcoming year. 


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    From welding to woodshop to agriculture, there are so many courses to choose from.


    They ask questions like: What do they want to do with their life? What’s their career path and how should it be reflected in the highschool classes they take? 


    Maria Maya, 9, is looking into careers that allow her to be in the music industry after highschool and she said orchestra is going to help hone her skills to achieve that goal.


    “I’m very excited to see what orchestra has in store for me and how my career classes are gonna go,” Maya said.


    The classes a student takes are important. Students will shape how they will view the world after high school, the career path they will take after highschool, and generally all the decisions they will decide to make when graduating. 


    Audrey Zhang, 9, said “I definitely think certain classes will affect me as a person. It depends on how interactive it is.” She is finding the more interactive a teacher is, the better the effect they have on the students.


    And taking the wrong courses can redirect your path in the long-run. 


     “I regret not taking Geometry this year, I had the chance to take it during the summer but didn’t have space in my schedule” Jouse Leiva, 9, said. 


    Next year brings an array of accomplishments to look forward to. Some may be able to participate in state competitions and others are simply looking for new friends and teachers. Or maybe time for a rebrand. 


     “New teachers, new friends, new classes, a whole reset for my next year classes,” Elihu Andreas,9, said. 


    Overall, students take what they learned over the 2023-2024 school year to better the decisions they will make going forward. Whether it be inside the highschool, or out in the real world. 


    Students are hopeful for the opportunities that might present themselves.

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