I just wanted to give a little back to the community that helped me a bunch during my admissions process. I'm just going to put a few fears I had before school, and then list the reality of the situation now that I am here. I'm a new junior at a NE Prep school by the way.
-I won't get a spot on the team because the coach doesn't know me.
The coach for football and for lacrosse both asked how many new students were at the meeting. I think that 50% of the team came in as freshman, but not more than that. A huge portion of new kids made me rethink the whole "It will just be last year's starters" idea. On football we have about 7 starters that are new(Not PGs).
-Socially I won't fit in because I'm new.
So many new kids and so many ways to get to know people... It can be football, soccer, class, study hall helper or one of the people that you share a job with... You get to know at least 200 different people the first two weeks. I clicked with so many kids... I am so busy but I still have time for my friends because we are all busy doing the things that got us knowing each other.
-Between the academic pressure, sports, girls and transition my grades will stink and I'll lose my scholarship.
I have already learned better time management skills in about a month... The schedule really gives you a host of opportunities to study and to work out and lift... The best part: Balance. I've found balance between friends, sports and school. I even get some sleep every now and then...