Every upcoming high school student pictures Friday night football games, basketball games and other sporting events. Whether you’re performing on the field, or if you have painted blue faces in the stands, you’ve got something to look forward to.
Settling in might be hard at first, but soon enough this place will become comfortable. High school is a new chapter, one that you want to make memorable. Coming from a graduating senior, I want to give you some advice that made my highschool experience more enjoyable.
“These next four years are going to fly by,” is a cliche quote every upperclassmen will tell you. As cliche as it sounds, this is one of the truest statements to which I can attest. What made my four years memorable was definitely getting involved, particularly in sports.
For many kids sports are an outlet; they are a place to make new friends, compete, and stay active. Here we have Varsity, JV, Unified and club sports to try out for or join. For those of you who fit that category, definitely try out for any of the fall, winter or spring sport and I promise you won’t regret it. If you are hesitant because you aren’t sure if you will make the team, you never know unless you try!
Hollis Brookline High School soccer standout Sydney Brackett ‘16 said, “I’m glad I played sports because it builds character and helps find people you have things in common with.” Playing sports has so many benefits, between making friends outside of my normal friend group, keeping grades up and getting involved with the Hollis- Brookline community. Tucker Mcllwrath ‘16, explained how, “high school sports have allowed [him] to bond with people [he] never thought [he] would be friends with.”
With that said, if playing sports isn’t your cup of tea, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved. Showing up and supporting any team with friends is a great way to spend a Friday night. Representing Hollis Brookline by wearing blue and white apparel in the gym or by bundling up for a football game on a cold fall night shows support and school spirit.
Known for his school spirit around the school, Scott VanCoughnett ‘17 said, “I almost felt like I was a part of the girls volleyball team this year since I was at almost every single game. Showing up to support teams is a good time to spend with friends and show school spirit.” Any team would appreciate seeing their peers in the stands, and you will have a good time while you’re there.
However you choose you take on high school, make the most of the four years you have. Do what you’re passionate about, get involved, and try new things. These could be the best four years of your life, so it’s up to you.