(Editor’s note: First in an In Their Own Words series that seeks to share candid perspective from inside the walls of the city’s schools.)
Interviews conducted by Sun contributor Ashleigh LaRose
Cheyenne B., eighth-grader, East Middle School
I go to East Middle, I’m in the academy, the top part, the science, math and technology academy. I’m going into eighth grade. WS: And how are you feeling about going back (last Wednesday)? CB: Well I’m a little bit happy and excited, but I’m also nervous. I’m happy because I get to see my friends again and see what the school year has to bring this year. But I’m not excited because I don’t want to deal with all the tests, all the homework, and seeing all the people I don’t like again.
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