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Isabella Estrada – Mustangs Ahead

Freshmen(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With the start of the new school year comes a new LRHS freshman class.

“I was very nervous and lost, but the administration was very helpful,” said freshman Lana Acherman.

Freshmen face many struggles during their first year such as an unfamiliar school, harder classes, and a different schedule to adjust to.

“I was really frustrated with the new block schedule,” said freshman Mahi Patel, “It will take time but I’m sure I will adjust to it as the year goes on.”

Freshmen often have friends or siblings at the Ranch who are eager to help them out.

“I am really excited to have my sister here with me,” shared senior Hiral Patel said. “I made sure to take her to her classes and introduce her to administration.”

Students also receive a lot of help from their teachers.

“There’s always nerves when meeting over 150 new people for the first time and establishing a classroom environment, though all the teachers want nothing more than to help our students,” said English teacher Michael Wood.

Despite all the struggles of freshman year of high school, students are very excited for the next four years to come.

“Though I am nervous, I am also very excited and eager to see what the next four years has in store,” said Patel.

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