Walk and talk: What are you nervous and excited about with this school year?



For preschoolers just starting their educational career, there’s a mix of nerves and excitement.

The same goes for seniors who are beginning their last year of school.

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Crothersville Community Schools was the first Jackson County corporation to begin the 2019-20 school year. On Thursday, two preschoolers and two seniors were asked what they are nervous and excited about.

In Ellen Prince’s preschool class, Evelyn Dunton said she’s not too nervous about much.

“I’m happy about coloring,” she said. “I like to play on the playground. I’m excited about learning numbers.”

Classmate Mason Fosbrink also said he has more to be excited about. He proudly showed off his Minecraft backpack hanging in his cubbie in the classroom.

“I’m excited about learning about my teacher,” he said.

In the high school, senior Carson Farmer said he’s focused on finishing classes to earn an associate degree in general studies from Ivy Tech Community College through the Austin Crothersville Early College Initiative.

“Just making sure I get all of the good grades I need to get an associate degree,” he said.

He’s most excited about the basketball season. The girls basketball team won the school’s first team sectional title in 2017, but the boys program has never won a sectional.

“We have such a good team this year with a bunch of potential and a chance to compete for another sectional championship,” Farmer said.

He also said he’s excited to get done with his senior year and move on, but he knows he will be sad when it’s over.

Fellow senior Makayla Helt said sports are important to her, too.

“Because I love them, I do the most I can for them, and it’s just nerve-racking that it’s my last year,” she said.

She also is excited about finishing her senior year and moving on, but she will miss participating in sports.

“I just love the sports,” she said. “It’s what I get into the most, the extracurricular activities.”

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