By ANNIE KURZ,
Dover Area High School
Where has my sophomore year gone? I swear it was just my first day at Dover Area High School, and walking through those new doors was terrifying. I had left my old school, William Penn in York, and everything I had ever known. I was starting from scratch.
My first day at band camp seems like only yesterday. I have never been as scared as I was on that morning to leave the car and walk into a building filled with strangers. Marching band was a huge blessing to me; I met so many people through practices and found a place of belonging.
Throughout this one school year, I have met so many kind and amazing people that have been willing to open up their circle of friends and let another join. I have had the opportunity to play in a band that stretched across the whole football field, playing music loud and proud for all to hear. This transition into Dover Area has forced me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things, to get involved. I have learned that it’s OK to go up to someone you don’t know and introduce yourself.
Transferring schools has taught me that it takes a little (or maybe a lot) of courage to make a change, but that it always works out in the end. Most importantly, I have found confidence in myself. Thank you to York High for starting me off in my high school experience and thank you to Dover High for picking me up along the way. Thank you to old friends and new. Now let’s make this summer amazing!