Open Letter to Freshmen

Open Letter to Freshmen

Whitney Herring, Messenger Reporter

October 2016

Dear Freshmen,


Welcome to high school, you will be here for the next four years of your life. High school is either the best or the worst experience you will live through. You’ve heard stories throughout the years and now you’ll get to experience it for yourself. You’ve also heard that you will lose friends, fail a few tests, and even get your heartbroken.


What you don’t hear stories about is how you will get through it, time will fly by. You will blink your eye and you’ll be a senior. Don’t waste your high school career worrying about the boy or girl that broke your heart, don’t worry about the friends who turned around and stabbed you in the back. Focus on your schoolwork, follow directions, and don’t forget to always listen to your teachers, they tend to know a thing or two about high school.


Coming into high school, you’ll be thrown into a whirlwind of new experiences. You’ll have to find your way through a new school, make new friends, and figure out how to deal with the stress of your classes. You will get through it, no matter how tough it may seem. High school isn’t that bad, it’s refreshing, it’s the time in your life to learn new lessons, and make new memories. You will make memories that will last a lifetime, you might not keep the same significant others or the same group of friends, but you will have those memories to carry with you.


High school will come and go in the blink of an eye. Enjoy it while it last because it ends all too soon. As a freshman, I dreaded high school, but now I would give anything to relive those moments and make the best of it. Don’t forget to have fun, learn from your mistakes, and treasure every single moment.


A senior who has been there,

Whitney Herring