North Carroll High School
HAMPSTEAD - Freshman Adolfo Bocanegra, 14, had a rough start to his first day of school at North Carroll High School. He missed the bus, and needed to get a ride to school. He said he is still getting used to the new campus too, which is much larger than he is used to.
"It was pretty nerve-racking," he said, while sitting in his bus after school.
Still, he had a good day overall, he said, and felt comfortable because he already knew a lot of the new freshmen.
Maura Kernpayne, 16, a senior at the school, said finding her classes was very easy, and she was glad to be completing her final credits. Kernpayne said she plans to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to study psychology.
"I am just ready to get out of here," she said.
Junior Nikki Vietz, 15, said she thought her first day of school went well, but she was sad to see summer vacation end.
"Who wants to go to school on the first day?" she asked.
Senior Dylan Bruffey, 17, said he was glad he had a lot of easy classes this year, as he had taken most of his difficult courses already. Bruffey said that he plans to attend a trade school after high school because he wants to be an auto technician.
He said he has enjoyed his time at the school.
"There are a lot of teachers I am going to miss," he said.
Principal Kim Dolch said the first day went smoothly, and she was proud to see older students helping out younger ones when they looked lost. She said she anticipates the rest of the school year will go well too.
"Day one down," she said. "We have 179 to left, so we will see how it goes."