As I stepped into Mr. Sanborn's room for the first advisor meeting of the year, I realized my life was about to change. I was pretty shy at the beginning of the year, but that soon changed. I really connected with the kids in Mr. Morrison's I.S. class, which boosted my confidence and made sixth grade a great year. Fifth grade to sixth was definitely the hardest jump I have ever made. In fifth grade, we rarely changed rooms, rarely changed teachers and rarely had as much free time. Fenn started to feel like a new world.
When sixth grade ended, I had made many friendships, and started to feel like a real part of the community. From then on, it only got better. In seventh grade I had great teachers, great classes, and some great opportunities. Seventh grade was a lot different than sixth grade because this was the year that I started to change. When the opportunities of playing on upper school sports teams were presented to me, I felt like I got more involved with the whole school, and felt more comfortable with the kids older than me. Throughout the seventh grade year I made a lot more friendships, even with some of the kids I did not really know in sixth grade. When the Washington trip came along, I completely changed again and had one of the most fun class experiences ever.
Never did I think that I was going to stay for ninth grade, but it all changed when eighth grade started. Although I think seventh grade was my biggest leap, eighth grade is the most important year that I have had yet. In seventh grade I was changing, but it was not until eighth grade that I realized the changes that had been made. Although the school factor of Fenn did not feel like a change when I went through it, I realized that my life would have been completely different with out it. My life as a boy was now changing as I was changing.
I talked and talked with my parents, and now I decided that I wanted stay at Fenn for ninth. From a young fifth grader, to a developed teenager, thats what Fenn does.