Brettney Briefly: On the New School Year

by Brettney Marshall

Welcome back students and greetings to all newcomers!

I have been noticing many new faces around campus so I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you I have not yet met. My name is Brettney, and my family and I are part of the Women with Children program. We moved here from New Hampshire in August of 2013 and this is our second year here. I am in fifth grade and my brother, Logan, is in second grade. Our mom homeschools us, so you may see us on campus regularly during the day.  I love reading, spending time with friends, and unicorns. My bed is covered, literally, in unicorns! We had a wonderful summer and I crossed a few things off my summer bucket list; SEEDS camp, a visit home and trip to Cape Cod, playing with friends, and lots of swimming. As great as summer was, I’m really enjoying the new school year.

A new school year means a chance to do new things. There are many great things to do here on campus. From chapel and sporting events to bingo and dances, there’s something for everyone. This year, we’ve become involved with more clubs and I’ve joined the Archery Club, Fiber Fellowship, and the Drama Club. Participating in clubs and in campus activities is a great way to make new friends while having fun. If you like the outdoors, there are plenty of great places along the creek to fish, catch crayfish, or just enjoy nature. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the American Bald Eagle that we and several others have seen flying over campus the past couple weeks.

I hope everyone is having a great semester and is getting involved in new things. I look forward to meeting more of you as the year goes on!

Brettney Marshall Photo by Stephanie Marshall
Brettney Marshall
Photo by Stephanie Marshall

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