Change: Freshman - Senior By Hunter Marson
Walking into freshman year, I was a stubborn, very Fairfield-material kid. I was a shrimpy 5-foot tall football player. I had a sort of attitude that I was above my peers as if I was something special. An exception. Little did I know that I was the stereotypical foolish teenager. I had been living in the “perfect world” bubble of Fairfield my entire life, where nothing bad ever happens and everyone is the same. Fairchild Wheeler changed me. As a white kid from Fairfield, I was a minority for the first time in my life. It was a scary thought. I just tried to keep my head down freshman year and do my work. I was antisocial and quite frankly, I wouldn’t have wanted to be my friend at that time either. When I came back to school, the summer after my freshman year, I was ready to embrace my differences. To my surprise, Fairchild welcomed me back with open arms. I quickly made many new friends as I opened myself up more and more to my peers. My grades started getting better, I felt better as a person, and I was just in a better overall state. Since sophomore year, I’ve been enjoying this school more than I ever thought I could. I love this school. It has opened me up and introduced me to new friends, new music, new styles of clothing, and just so many bits and pieces of different cultures. This school is truly a gift and a blessing for kids like me.