New school year brings excitement, nervousness

Classes for Jennings County School Corp. students begin Tuesday morning, meaning new surroundings and new expectations for some.

Such is the case for Desiree Bennett, who is preparing for her first year at the Jennings County Middle School as a seventh-grader.

Bennett, a student from Sand Creek Elementary, has had an interesting start in her school career. She was in the Top 10 in the regional spelling bee out of 61 students, and she is a member of the band and the middle school dance team.

She is excited about her new start at Jennings County Middle School. The thought of more freedom, activities and clubs, along with the probability of having new friends, has Bennett ready for a new school year.

“I think it will be overall pleasant as long as I behave and find friends who will help me succeed and help the experience,” she said.

However, she is nervous about the new experiences she may encounter. For example, students entering the middle school will see a combination of all six elementary students who were sixth-graders last year. It will be the first time they will see each other in one common school.

“The main things I’m nervous about are being late to class and having to meet other students from different schools,” Bennett said.