Michigan City High School has many things to be proud of. As a freshman coming from Notre Dame Catholic School, I have never really had a diverse social group and circle.
By this, I mean that all ethnicities and backgrounds walk the same hallways and share the same classes. I didn't have this at my previous school. I like to travel quite a bit, so it is interesting to meet new people who have completely different lives and stories. I never knew that I did not even need to go outside of the country for this, let alone leave my own town. Michigan City High School is so diverse and has people from all walks of life. This is truly a gift for all of us students, staff and faculty. We all get to learn so much about each other and get to know each other.
But at MCHS, it does not matter where you come from, who you are or what religion you follow. From 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. we all have two goals and they are to better ourselves in an academically positive way and impact everyone around us to become the best we can be. At MCHS, we definitely do these things and we do them well, too. We all can find friends from very diverse backgrounds because there are so many of us, and we all have, for the most-part, similar interests.
City is very diverse and I am so proud of this. I never had this experience at my previous school and I am very happy to have been introduced to this life. City is a fantastic school and I cannot imagine myself going anywhere else. I am excited for the next four years ahead of me, the friends I will make, and the experiences I will have. This is my pride in City.
Jack Smith is a student at Michigan City High School. City Pride is a regular column produced by MCHS students.