Changing Schools Changes Lives

The first day

In 2009, I transferred from CIS charter school to Hickory Ridge middle school. I was nervous the first day, since I didn't know anybody. I just sat in a corner and waited for my teacher, while everyone around me was catching up with their old friends. I spent the entire day just moving around the school, trying not to talk to anybody. I made a few friends that year, but my entire year was pretty much keep your head down and just mind your own business, since I was the stereotypical nerd everyone loved to pick on.

JN Fries

After my first year, I decided I wanted to switch schools. It just so happened there was a certain magnet school nearby. I joined the school and then I made a lot of new friends.