For many students, being in middle school is a memorable. An experience where students come into their own, find out what their interests are and prepare for high school.
One student who is enjoying her experience at the Dr. Ethel Allen School at 3200 W. Lehigh Ave. is seventh-grader Trinity Adams.
“I’ve been going to the Ethel Allen School for about seven years,” Trinity said. “My experience at the school has been good. A lot of the teachers here are nice and are willing to help you if you need it. It’s also very easy to make friends at this school.”
Trinity has kept a bus schedule since being a student at the Dr. Ethel Allen School. She currently participates in the Big Brother Big Sister program.
“I’ve been in the Big Brother Big Sister program for about three years,” Trinity said. “I wanted to participate in that program because I knew it would give me an opportunity to speak with volunteers.
“We are able to talk about what high schools and colleges that we are interested in,” she added. “We also experience different things outside of school. We’ve gone on different trips and helped us with our homework.”
In the classroom, Trinity’s favorite subject is science. She said that she likes doing different experiments in that class.
“I really like science; I even do my own experiments at home sometimes,” Trinity said. “This will be the first year that we will be participating in the science fair. I’m really excited about that. I already started thinking about my project. It’s either going to be a volcano or the project where you put a bunch of skittles inside a plate and you pour olive oil or water over it and it makes a color collusion.”
While Trinity just started her seventh-grade year at her school, she said she’s already thinking about what her high school experience would be like.
“I have been thinking about high school and what that experience would be like,” Trinity said. “Some of the schools that I’m interested in are Girls High, Dobbins, and Central. I like Girls High because they have a variety of different things that you can do.
“Dobbins has the culinary arts program and I like to cook,” she added. “With Central, that’s the school that my mom wants me to go to. I’m not sure where I will end up yet, but I’m looking forward to that experience. I’m really excited about my future.”