Graduating From North Star

Graduating From North Star

Alexander, Nickita, and Max

The 8th graders have been going to NSA for 6 years, and their graduation is rapidly approaching. After such a long period it’s good to reminisce about the past. It would also be interesting to learn about their experiences at North Star for the younger students. 

Ryan R., an 8th grader, says, “It will be nice to get a fresh start and make new friends again.” Ryan will be going to Sequoia High School next year and shows enthusiasm for his new school.

Most 8th graders are going to Sequoia but some of them are going to Woodside and Carlmont. Christian T. an 8th grader, says,  “I had a lot of fun experiences at North Star.” Christian is sad to leave the school and his friends behind but he is hopeful for a restart so he can make new friends. Olivia D. said, “This will be like 3rd grade all over again.” The new high schoolers would once again be at the bottom of the “food chain” because of the older kids. 

A clean slate has its downsides. Ryan R. says that he will miss “Getting to hang out with my friends every single day”. Many friends were made at North Star and some will go to high school with you but most of them will never see you again. As Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.” The door opening is high school while the door closing is middle school. 

Ryan R. suggests to all people at North Star to “Calendar out your day, get a lot of rest and snack breaks are always good”. A calendar is a good way to organize your work and know what to do when. Snack breaks can increase your efficiency and help you get work done faster. 

Ms. Suresh says that she will miss the students “…Very much. Each group has their own really cool personalities.” All the teachers at North Star love their students, Ms. Suresh most of all. Good luck to the 8th graders going to high school because they will need it.