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Students Ease Fears of Middle School with Summer Bridge Program

By: WTVY News 4
By: WTVY News 4

For many students, going to middle school for the first time can be scary.

That is why over 100 students signed up for the Summer Bridge program.

“It helped me a lot because I’ve never been to middle school before. I’ve never seen it, I never knew what to do with it,” said Allison Jackson a Summer Bridge student.

Summer Bridge is a program that prepares students for middle school by allowing them to meeting teachers, do grade-level work and learn their way around the school.

Many students say the best part of the program is making new friends. However, the program isn’t just for students; it is also for parents who are afraid their child might get lost in the shuffle.

“I think the Bridge Program is bringing out a lot of his interests,” said Nicholas Mawhinney about his son. “I didn’t know he was interested in art. I think it eased some of his fears that he had about going into middle school. It is very relieving to me that he is going to secure and safe here at HoneySuckle.”

Although the program ends Thursday, Principal Scott Faulk says students enrolled for the Summer Bridge that have not showed up need to give it a try.

110 students enrolled in the program at Honey Suckle Middle School but school administrators say they hope to see a bigger number next year.


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