In the Middle: Reflections of an eighth grader

Marianna Cain

As my last year in middle school comes to an end, I will give you the perspective of middle school from the eyes of a 13-year-old eighth grader. When I first walked into Krueger I remember all the thoughts going through my mind. I felt as if this was a new beginning, which it actually was. I had more responsibilities. I had expectations.

But as a childish 12-year-old, my mind was elsewhere. I was on cloud nine; I thought I was the coolest person. Until I met the upcoming eighth graders. I wanted to be them so badly. I saw them as role models more than my actual teachers were. I did not take my studies as seriously as I should have.

In eighth grade, I realized that I needed to get my act together. This past year, I have learned so much about every subject. I have not only grown as a student but as a person. This would not have happened without my teachers. I am happy to report that I now have good grades. KMS has prepared me for high school and beyond.

To the upcoming eighth graders: You are role models. Step it up; you need to play the role. To the incoming seventh graders: Good luck to you. Do not be like me; start off strong and focus on your grades.

Marianna Cain is a student at Krueger Middle School. In the Middle is a regular column produced by MCAS middle school students.

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