straight ahead

september 2012
Student Enrollment List
previous update: spring 2011

narrated by Lainey Grimsley

For the first week of a school a red-lettered banner hung above the door, reading “Welcome Students to Jefferson High, and below it read: Aim High and Achieve. The wind tore it off with the help of Colin and Luca Traver. When I was in fifth grade, my mother had taken the job as teacher of the Junior Classes, and if that wasn’t bad enough, she was promoted to principal this summer. My own mother, the principal of my school for the next seven years.


(junior high kids sitting, high school kids standing, seniors on the steps, next to principal bekah grimsley)

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playing nice

May 2011
Principal: Jared Prickett; Teacher Bekah Grimsley (34 years)
Lorelei Goss (18 years), Colin Traver (16 years), Luca Traver (16 years), Oliver McCarthy (14 years), Paloma Creelman (13 years), Meg Schehl (12 years), Peter Schehl (12 years)

It’s May, my favorite season, flowers are in bloom, and the morning air is full of of bird songs. The earth comes to life with rebirth, and everything seems to sing the song of second chances. Inside, I’m singing too. I’m a senior, and this is my last month of high school. I’ve never felt as free as I do in this instant, standing on the brink of the rest of my life.

Over cold cereal, my mom asks if I’m going to miss high school. If I say no, I’ll hurt her feelings, if I say yes, then I’m lying. I shove another bite of cereal in my mouth and just smile apologetically at her.

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