By Jessica Lipman
Joining a school where you do not know anyone is a constant fear to new and incoming students, especially if it is in the beginning of high school. Originally coming from an all girls school, Brittany George was greeted into the Howard County Public School System her Freshman year. In a short time, George was able to adapt and call Glenelg High School her new school for the next four years.
Change may be hard, but it can also bring new opportunities. Joining a public school brings a wider variety of activities, clubs, and sports compared to a private school. When George first joined Glenelg, she found herself a part of the theatrical department. Participating in Tarzan and Dessert Theater, George was able to break free from her comfort zone and express herself through acting. She also enjoyed being a part of Seussical because it was, “bright, colorful, and a fun part of my Senior year.” By being involved, George was able to grow a close group of friends and an outgoing social life. Dance also provided a way for her to stay active, occupied, and convey her feelings. Although joining a dance team was outside of school, it helped her branch out to others in the community and develop more friendships.
With this chapter ending in George’s life, she will be able to call Marymount University her new home for the next four years of her life. As George prepares to graduate this year from Glenelg, she advises everyone to “act now, do not just wait...and if you see a club or sport that interests you or catches your eye, just do it.” Staying involved will not only benefit one’s social life, but it will be a major factor when students start to apply for college. George also recommends that students use high school to find themselves, mature, and become accountable of themselves.
Even though George is excited for her new beginning at Marymount, she will always remember her beginning and end at Glenelg High School. Starting out high school knowing no one, to performing in multiple school productions, she will always be able to call Glenelg her home.