Advice For Incoming Freshman By Payson Walker

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Freshman year can be daunting. New school, new teachers, new classes can all be a lot to handle. This quick article can help you with a couple of things you might want to know before the school year starts. 

The first piece of advice to any incoming freshmen would be to play a fall sport.When you play a fall sport, you get to learn team-building skills, but you also can make some great friends before the school year even starts. I remember making some of my closest friends playing soccer weeks before classes started. Another great thing about playing a fall sport is that you get to be a part of a community. Also, here at Prep, all of our fall sports teams are outstanding. Two teams, our Girl’s Soccer and Varsity Volleyball teams, even brought home conference championships this past year. 

Uniforms are a big part of everyday life at Saint John’s. Since your’re wearing your uniform every day, you may  want several pairs of khaki bottoms, 3-5 if possible. For shirts, it might be helpful to have both short and long sleeve polo shirts, two or three of each. As for quarter zips, you may  want 2-3 because it can get quite cold inside the school during the winter. Obviously, cost may be a factor, but we have a used uniform sale at the end of each year, which is a great chance to grab those extra items.

Starting your Freshman year can be stressful,  so hopefully this article will help you with any doubts you may have. Every student  has first-day jitters and even if you feel like you are alone, you’re not! Everyone is worried about what will happen, but take it from me, everything works out great in the end! The best thing you can do is to take a deep breath, follow these simple (but helpful) tips, and just be yourself. I hope you have a wonderful first year here at Prep! 

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