Professor Jessica Catron
23 February 2014
Descriptive Essay: First Year at HAA
The year was 2010 when my parents decided that it was time for a change.
I have not really realized how big that change impacted my life until now. I went to North Shore Seventh
Day Adventist Academy for six years. At first, I really did not want to switch schools but as I put more and more thought into it, I decided that it was the best thing for me to do. This first year at
HAA is one of the most important years in my life.
Registration day came and that was the first time that I ever entered the HAA building. I remember everything looking so new and the place even smelled new. I remember the signs on the gym doors that said “WARNING ASBESTOS”. Seeing that sign gave me the impression that the gym was being renovated which made me pretty excited. We walked into my 6th grade classroom for the first time and I was surprised at the playground that was right outside the window. The red slides and the blue monkey bars, my school didn’t have a playground so I was very excited about that.
Just being there seemed unreal to me.
I never thought that I would ever switch schools until college of course so this all came as a big surprise. I remember meeting all the teachers that were new to me and they all seemed very friendly and made me feel very welcome. I also remember learning about all the activities I could participate in. I could join soccer, basketball,
Donato 2 and even football. All of these sports were not offered at my previous school so I felt really happy about be able to participate in them.
On the first day of school the first thing i felt when I woke up was anxiety. Thinking about all the new students I would meet made me feel really self conscious. I took a really good shower and I brushed my teeth really well that day. When I first got to school so many emotions clouded my mind.