The Hawk Eye

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Lydia McNichols '29, Staff Reporter

As a rising fifth grader who had lived in the same state, same small town, and same house her entire ten years of life, moving to a new state wasn’t easy. My entire family knew moving to North Carolina was going to happen eventually. I just didn’t expect it to be so soon. My friends and I grew up dreaming about what Middle School and High School would be like together. Little did we know I wouldn't even get to finish elementary school with them. Change has always been difficult for me and at first, leaving Massachusetts was very challenging. But as the years went on, I learned how to make the best out of my situation. I kept in contact with my friends, I began doing the activities I loved most, and I met new friends. Change is still very hard for me and always will be, but this one change in my life has definitely changed me for the better. Now my old friends talk about how excited they are to one day meet my new friends. My experience has taught me to always look for the light at the end of the tunnel and not give up on the chance that good can come out of unexpected challenges.

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