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Middle vs. High School

Amya Crain, Reporter

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Central Middle School of Science students Jadori Burse and Jada Roberts were interviewed on what they think high school will be like along with Axel Martinez, from West Anchorage High School, who spoke on his perspective of high school, to give an understanding of the stereotypes of high school.

Middle school student Jadori Burse, like most middle schoolers, thinks that high school is going to be harder than middle school. Burse said, “My work right now is easy, and I think my work in high school is going to be harder, because classes are going to be harder.” Jada Roberts, a student at the same school, agreed saying, “You’re going to get more work than you do in middle school.” High school freshman, Axel Martinez, confirmed that high school will be harder. “Middle school work was kind of easy. High school work; they give a lot of homework,” Martinez said. Also, in a survey of high school students, 75.1 percent of students said that their work is harder in high school than it was in middle school.

Burse said that she does not think she will be changed as an individual after being in high school. Roberts contradicts Burse’s statement, describing how she will change while in high school. “I think I’m going to be focused on doing my work, more than being [caught up] in drama,” Roberts said. Martinez is in the middle. He said, “I haven’t changed. I got more responsible, I guess you can say. I’ve tried to mature, but you know how freshman are.”

There is controversy about what people and high school are really like. Roberts said that people are annoying in middle school, but thinks that they will be cool in high school. Burse is on the complete opposite side of the stick. She said that the people in middle school start a lot of drama, but that “there’s probably going to be more drama [in high school], because there’s going to be more people.” Martinez has the same perspective as Burse, saying that could high schoolers are cold, and sometimes childish. In the survey of high schoolers, the question, “are high schoolers nicer than middle schoolers?” was proposed. Most of the high schoolers voted a five on a scale of one to 10, being in the middle.

Waking up early in the morning seems hard for a lot of people. Roberts says, “I’m going to have to go to sleep at like eight, because you have to get up at 5:00am.” Even waking up as early as she does now is hard for Burse, “It’ going to be hard [waking up early], because I usually wake up at 7:00.”

Martinez concluded his interview with some encouraging words for middle schools, “Don’t [mess] up your life… stay in school, don’t do drugs, stay in a good path, [and] don’t be peer pressured.”

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5 Responses to “Middle vs. High School”

  1. Adisak Prasannet on May 11th, 2018 1:56 pm

    This was a very creative and informative article. I like how this article compares how much middle school was so much easier than high school. I also like how this article included a survey.

  2. Sydney on May 17th, 2018 11:01 pm

    I love how this article makes the reader feel like they’re listening to a conversation. You get a good sense of who the people talking are by how the author describes them. I like that there was a survey, however I’d like to know how many high schoolers participated in the data pool. The first sentence says “high school” four times. I feel like the author didn’t have to say it that much. Overall this was an impressive article. Good job!

  3. daniella sudaria on May 18th, 2018 12:30 pm

    This article made me relate to back when I was in middle school. I was also afraid of what high school was going to bring, and I had all these doubts and worries just like these students.

  4. Nick Smith on May 18th, 2018 1:53 pm

    I like how this article gives perspectives from both middle and high schoolers and gives middle schoolers an idea of what high school is going to be like.

  5. Stephen Sereyko on November 16th, 2018 9:58 am

    Getting a middle schoolers point of view is a very good idea and having a high schooler back up those words is better

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