By: Erin Pratt
Walking into Walled Lake Central for the first time can be a scary experience. There are people who drive and guys who have tattoos and beards and you’re just a small, little freshman. Looking back four years and realizing how much we have grown comes as a total shock.
“I remember being so timid in the hallways,” senior Amber Riste recalled. “It’s like a fight to the death to make it to your class on time, especially when you don’t know where you are going.” she said
Going into a high school means a whole new set of rules and more freedom than middle school. You are finally allowed to start making decisions on your own, but that comes with a lot more responsibility. “I remember questioning rather I was supposed to bring my backpack to class or leave it in my locker,” senior Nick Onwenu laughed. “In middle school we weren’t allowed to bring our bags to class and no one told us what to do in high school.”
Walled Lake Central gives students the opportunity to explore who they are and who they want to be. So many extra-curricular activities are held at the school that it is almost impossible to not find something you like, and if you can’t find anything, you can start your own club or activity.
“I was overwhelmed by the amount of classes Walled Lake Central had to offer,” senior Lily Eagleton remembers. “They hand out a huge packet listing all the electives that are available.”
High school is where students grow and where they are prepared to enter the real world after they graduate. They learn the building blocks to life after school and have to deal with problems that they have to face and fix instead of their parents. High school is something that you will never forget because it makes you who you are in life and it brings out the best, and worst in people.