Students Ready For New Challenges As Greenwich Schools Open

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Lisa Maxwell, Brandon Delcristo and Sara Fogarty relax after their first day at Greenwich High as sophomores.
Lisa Maxwell, Brandon Delcristo and Sara Fogarty relax after their first day at Greenwich High as sophomores. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Greenwich High School football players walk by construction of the Music Instructional Space & Auditorium at the high school on the first day of classes Tuesday.
Greenwich High School football players walk by construction of the Music Instructional Space & Auditorium at the high school on the first day of classes Tuesday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

GREENWICH, Conn. -- As Greenwich Public Schools opened for the first day of classes on Tuesday, three friends in the 10th grade said they are looking toward the new year and their second year in high school.

Lisa Maxwell, 15, Brandon Delcristo, 16, and Sara Fogarty, 15, were walking home after their first day at Greenwich High School.  

"It is going to be a lot harder. I am taking a lot of AP (Advanced Placement) and honor classes," Delcristo. "The summer work was ridiculous."

Fogarty agreed with Delcristo that the year will be a tough one academically. 

"It is definitely going to be a challenge because I am going up," Fogarty said. "I am taking harder classes, and I think I am going to have harder teachers."

Maxwell said she isn't taking AP classes and expects a more laid back year than in ninth grade but added that there will still be a lot of work.

The three teens said there is one aspect of the new year that they take some issue with: the rule they have to stay on campus even when they have an open period.

"I don't think you shouldn't be allowed to go get some food or to do something else," Delcristo said as Maxwell and Fogarty agreed. 

Maxwell and Fogarty both run track while Delcristo is almost a year-round lacrosse player. They said their hands are full with sports and schoolwork. It means the school year can zip by.

"When you look back on to last year it went by so fast," Fogarty said.

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