Soraya BagheriFreshman Year
By Soraya Bagheri
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Wow. I can’t believe it’s already May. Freshman year has completely flown by. So, this month I just want to recap everything that happened my first year of high school.

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I remember my freshman orientation right before school started and I completely freaked. I couldn’t tell where was what, I felt completely like an underdog, and all the information they handed out and told us went right over my head. 

Then came the first day, and my anxiety went through the roof. It was like the first day of kindergarten all over again. Everything was all new and as I sat in my homeroom on that first day, I could feel my nerves all throughout my body, and I couldn’t sit still. After a couple weeks, I became better adjusted started figuring out the ins and outs of Grayson High School.


As the year continued to go by I continued to become more and more involved. The first “big” thing I did freshman year was going to my ‘training’ fall retreat with my student council. We went to Rock Eagle 4-H camp where I got to know a lot of other students and learned many leadership skills. From student council I became involved in Principal’s Leadership Committee, PLC, where students from my school meet once a month to form ideas on how to make Grayson greater than it already is. However, my favorite thing was probably Friday night foot-ball games. Going to friends’ house after school, painting up, cheering on the best high school team in the state… of course, and always ending the night at Waffle House. Winning the state championship was also a bonus!

Along with some other big things this year, I got my braces off! That was one of the biggest highlights of my year, if I’m going to be honest. Oh, and did I mention I got them off 2 days before homecoming? I really lucked out! Speaking of homecoming, I was on homecoming court. I had no idea what it was at first, but I ended up rep-resenting my 9th grade class with one of my good friends.

Once football season was over, and Winter started to kick in, so did final exams. The end of the 1st semester snuck up on me. Luckily Christmas break came to save us all, but it felt like the shortest break I ever had. It definitely wasn’t enough time for me to reset for second semester. Once we got back, I went on my next and last student council retreat of the year. GASC, Georgia Association of Student Council, a retreat to teach and motivate young leaders. This past year, Grayson was the host school. We put on the convention which lasted 4 days at Rock Eagle 4-H center, and missed 2 days of school (which was equally as great). That definitely made this list of some of my favorite things that happened this past year. 

This year I also made the girls varsity golf team. I finished out the year playing the sport that I love, going to our school’s baseball games, and hanging out with friends.

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Everyone told me high school was going to fly by but I didn’t believe them until now. Freshman year was definitely one to remember and I can’t wait to see what sophomore year has in store.

And That’s What’s Going Around, If you have any questions, comment, request, email me at whatgoesaround-citizen@gmail.com. Soraya Bagheri is a freshman at Grayson High School.