McKinzie Mctyiere, Braden Bell, and myself went to the middle school campuses late in January along with Mrs.Mills (school counselor) and delivered speeches to the future ninth grader’s of Lee County and told them what to expect as a freshman and what to prepare for. Proffering the speech was eye-opening not only for the 8th graders but us as well. We did not realize how acute and potent freshman year truly was until we said it aloud.
That being said, the speeches given were well received by the eighth graders and was veritably interactive with the wisecracks and queries asked. I enjoyed performing the speech as did Kinzie and Braden, along with Mrs.Mills. I assume the kids of eighth grade were informed with the right knowledge and any questions they might have had, were resolved by one of us from the ninth grade campus and expectantly were able to determine their classes for 2017 and quite possibly prefer a career pathway.