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Debuting the Freshman Voice Blog... a Blog for Freshmen by Freshmen!

Read the August Edition of the Freshman Voice, posted 8/21/19, here!
Sean Donohue

JULY 17, 2019 - It is true, time flies when you’re having fun. The countless memories and moments throughout my freshman year have made it seem like it was done in the blink of an eye. 

What’s important to you about Bonner & Prendie?

The family atmosphere. Who would want to be somewhere they aren't wanted? This school is not just a place to get your education but many students describe it as their “Second Home.” And I can say the same. The first day I walked in this school, people I didn't even know seemed to know me. Part of being a piece of this family atmosphere is putting yourself out there, almost anyone at this school is happy to help you and anyone will be happy to talk to you. You could be in any situation possible and anyone at this school will help. Here at Bonner and Prendie, people take care of each other inside school and out, that is what family atmosphere is about. 

It’s not just about making connections with your teachers but is also about making connections with your peers because they are the ones who can help you the most and help you strive to be the greatest you can be. At this school you are wanted, so make as many memories as possible and don't just go to school, have fun. - Sean Donohue, Class of 2022

MAY 19, 2019--When picking a high school, I was looking for a place that would prepare me for the future, while incorporating my faith, but having fun all at the same time. For me, Bonner & Prendie seemed perfect. As the beginning of the school year approached, I was worried about making new friends, getting to class on time, and opening my locker for the first time. The whole idea of transitioning from grade school into high school made me nervous. The thought of field hockey preseason, and two-a-day practice was frightening. But looking back I had no reason to be nervous or frightened at all.
On the first day of school, walking into homeroom not knowing anyone made me excited and nervous at the same time. So many emotions were racing through me. I sat down in my assigned seat, in between two girls I have never met, and little did I know these girls would be some of my closest friends. As I headed to first period, I was so happy to finally be walking these halls. I was finally a Prendie girl, and that thought put a huge smile on my face.
As I went through my day, I made so many new friends. These girls are still my closest friends and I am beyond excited to see what the future holds for us. As for my locker, I had a little trouble. But every morning my homeroom teacher would help me until I got the hang of it. Getting to classes on time was getting easier and easier, as you quickly discover the quickest way.  
Field Hockey became my favorite part of the day, where I was able to spend time with the best people. Everyone at Bonner & Prendie was on my team, all trying the best they could to help me succeed. Bonner & Prendie has a family aspect like no other. It was a home away from home for many, including myself. If you have a problem with anything, no matter what it may be, everyone is eager to help you. The teachers at Bonner & Prendie want nothing but success and happiness for all their students. The staff will answer any of your questions, big or small. 
After completing my freshman year, I am so excited for the years ahead. Time is already flying by, and I am trying to embrace every moment. People say High School is the best time of your life, and for me and many others, with the help of Bonner & Prendie, it truly will be. - Gracie Miller, 2023