Sat04192014

Greater Metro

Student iTeen Report: Back to school thoughts & advice

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The time has come for waking up early and staying up late with homework. That’s right, school. As of Monday morning, students all over the Mid-South are back in classrooms with their pencils sharpened and binders handy.

Personally, I’m a bit nervous about my junior year in high school. I haven’t always had the best study habits and this year is when I need them most. This isn’t 10th grade anymore. More is expected of you and you have greater responsibilities. Now that I’ve gotten my permit and started driving, I really am starting to understand the importance of this year as a whole.

I spoke with five Memphis teenagers about what they hope to get out of their junior and senior years of high school. Kayla Little, Eboni Johnson, Angelica Owens, Latifa Alijuma and Fredrick Alexander spoke with me about high-school life, including the things they are excited about and the things they fear.