New freshmen and old friends: Opening day at Community High School
Sam Faber, a freshman, walked into her first day at Community High School completely overwhelmed. The sheer amount of people filling her vision as she walked into the school’s traditional opening ceremony was staggering. St. Andrew’s church was tightly packed with students new and old; their lively conversations, excited reunions and raucous laughter bounced off of the walls and around the room.
“It definitely lives up to the name, as Community,” Faber said. “It was a really fun, energetic vibe.”
Despite coming from a very small middle school, she felt a sense of safety in the church surrounded by her new peers. The teachers entered and were introduced to the beat of their selected songs, spunky picks that got Faber, along with the rest of the audience, laughing. The seniors performed a series of songs and skits, and English teacher Robert Morgan performed a parody of “Old Town Road” that was met with applause and dancing.
Taylor Daies, also a freshman, had heard about the opening ceremony from her older sister. However, she says she was still taken aback by the atmosphere of the event.
“When I walked in, it was just so different than what I ever imagined,” Daies said. “It made me feel really happy that I came here.”