Regina Li’s First Take on being an Eighth-grader

Susanna Qiu (’22) gives her friend Alyssa Ha a lift

Linda Xie

Linda Xie asked Regina Li (’22) questions about returning to in person learning as an eighth-grader

Linda: Can you recall your thoughts and emotions on the first day of middle school?

Regina: On the first day of school, I was a bit nervous because of the new environment, but it was nice to see some familiar faces.

Linda: What was your favorite class/teacher? Has this thought changed over time?

Regina: My favorite class is math. This has never changed over time because I love math!  It will [always] be my favorite subject.

Linda: Relationships are important throughout your life, and it’s good to start young to form long lasting relationships. Have you made new friends at Garvey?

Regina: I have not made any new friends, but I have met lots of new people.

In middle school, you have the opportunity to meet new people and see how they are all brought together from different environments in one place.  Honestly, I think that middle school is more difficult than elementary school, but you should be fine if you listen to your teachers and always remember to ask for help if you need it.  It is very exciting to see [the outcomes] of competitive events like intramurals and elections. I would like to see a talent show at Garvey where students could dance and share their talents. For the dance competition, the dancers should be allowed to dance on teams.  They can be judged on creativity, teamwork/collaboration, presentation, and more.

Now that more than a month of school has passed by, I feel more comfortable in the new environment so I hope to venture out and make some new friends. I am definitely looking forward to the school year, especially since it is my last year at Garvey.