Juniors give advice to freshman and others struggling to make peace with high school



From left: Alyssa Murphy, Liam Perkins

Alyssa Murphy

What advice do you have for freshmen?

“Get your work done on time because it will help you out in the long run. Honestly, if you have a hard time making friends, get involved. There are lots of programs you can do from any of the sports.”

How was your freshman year?

“Rough. I had a hard time making good friends. It really just brought me down for the majority of the year and by the end of the year I realized I needed to focus on myself and my studies, and eventually my cross country friends became my family.”

Liam Perkins

What did you wish you knew when you were a freshman

“Find a place where you feel like you fit in. If I didn’t have my friends to help me through things, to help me unwind I would be overwhelmed. Take it slow but take it seriously. When I was a freshman I had a big workload I never had before. Get ready and buckle down. Remember you have to do things in order for things to get done.”

What advice do you have for freshmen?

“Come in with an open mind. Don’t think or act like you rule the school. Seniors don’t want to beat you up, don’t think that. High school is the time to learn and continue to adapt to different parts of life. Your freshman year is for growth.”