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Incoming freshmen taste high school

The annual Future Bruins Day allows eighth graders from around the county to explore the life of a high schooler at Bear River. Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Incoming freshmen will soon take over the campus as they get to visit and explore the classes at Bear River for Future Bruins Day. This year, it will be on March 5th and 6th and, due to the ongoing virus, will be a little bit different.

Digital Media Arts teacher and co-organizer of Future Bruins Day, Christina Levinson, explained what Future Bruins Day is.

“Future Bruins Day is the day that the Magnolia 8th graders visit the campus and learn about the school. They use this information to select their freshman classes,” she said. “I think Magnolia’s students will be excited to see what Bear River has to offer. Leadership is involved in the experience and they are adding fun games and activities.”

Mrs. Levinson detailed some of the COVID-19 protocols aiming to keep students safe.

“Mrs. Beatie is blocking out seats in the theater to keep social distancing enforced. All other parts of the experience will be outside and masks are required.”

Levinson concluded with a moving statement.

“This has been a hard year for students everywhere. I think the Future Bruins event will be a much-needed jolt of excitement for the incoming freshmen.”

Senior Klaire Wolford shared some of her best and worst experiences with the day.

“My best experience was getting to watch the rally and the worst was likely how cold and rainy it was.”

Junior Tyler Neuharth remembered his experiences with Future Bruins Day. 

“Since it was so long ago, it’s hard to remember Future Bruins Day. The best thing was finally getting a layout of the campus and seeing where different things are located and asking my older friends what things were used for and such. The worst thing that I can remember is the walk back to Magnolia but that wasn’t even bad.”

Wolford thought that no changes were necessary to improve the event.

“I think Future Bruins Day shows what Bear River has to offer, which is great.”

Neuharth, on the other hand, wants Future Bruins Day to be more thorough.

“I would like more thorough tours of ‘special’ rooms we have on campus. What I mean by that is that going inside our specialized buildings such as the Ag shop, computer science room, Chem. lab, theater, and band room (specialized classrooms) would create more interest in the high school, because that is a dividing line between middle school and high school. In middle school, you go through the required courses, but in high school, you begin specializing in certain interests.”

Junior Alexander Hartman believed Future Bruins Day was beneficial to incoming freshmen. 

“I don’t think that this event prepares students for Bear River academically, but more fundamentally on what the high school processes are like. Students get to learn the bell schedule, become familiar with the campus, and get an idea of the types of classes they will be expected to take and any extracurricular activities.”

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