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CMS students enjoy 1st day

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Chilton County Schools started back Aug. 6.

Many Clanton Middle School students started the day nervous about changing classes and learning the layout of a new school. However, by the afternoon, those interviewed said it had been a good first day.

Coming into the day, Sariah Dailey was looking forward to having different teachers throughout the day this year, rather than the same teacher all day.

“I was scared of getting like bullied cause I was going to have braces,” Sariah said.

However, she said the first day was “very exciting and a lot better than I thought it was going to be.”

This year, she is looking forward to doing more science projects and participating in band and choir.

“Band is really exciting,” Sariah said.

Sara Davis said she was nervous about having “more classes and less time to get to your locker” and the possibility of being late to class.

“I was scared because they were going to have a whole bunch of new teachers,” Carley Smith said.

Harper Kelley also said she was a little scared “that I would get trampled by eighth graders because I have to walk all the way down the hall.”

She was also nervous that she would be late to class because she could not get her locker open. Fortunately, her locker cooperated.

“It’s gone good,” Harper said. “I didn’t get trampled. People have been really nice to me.”

She said she liked moving from class to class because “it gives us the chance to meet more people.”

Abel Spradley said the school seemed really crowded when he first arrived.

“When I found my first classroom, my homeroom, I was kind of happy, but at the same time still kind of nervous because I didn’t know who was in my class,” Abel said.

Carley said the amount of time given to get from class to class was a concern. However, she said her first day had “been good.”

Sara described her first day as “a little bit stressful, but it’s been good.”

“I walked really fastly to get to my classes on time,” Davis said.

She said she is still learning where her teacher’s classrooms are located.

“My thoughts were that it would be hard to navigate through the school and find all the rooms, like the lunchroom and the gym,” Carmyn Smitherman said.

Sara hopes to make it into the Beta Club and is looking forward to studying math and science this year. Carley is looking forward to English Language Arts because she did not have this subject last year and enjoys writing. Harper said her favorite subject is history because she can “learn about the past, like all of our presidents, and I can learn about the history of Clanton.”

Abel said his favorite subject is science.

“I like how you can just learn cool chemicals and acid and stuff like that,” Abel said. “And one day mix them together to create a new substance.”

Carley and Abel said they are looking forward to making new friends.

“I’m excited to make new friends, too,” Sara said.

Carmyn is looking forward to changing classes and meeting new people.