Photos By: Ms. Fodor
Story By: Willow Stephenson
The class of 2025 has just finished up their first week at Pueblo County High School and their future is looking bright! With one of the largest enrollments in PCHS’s history of 389 students, the freshmen are already off to a bold start.
Before they began the official school year, many new students had attended freshman orientation, where they were able to enjoy one of our cheerleader performances. “They were quite skilled and it was impressive!” said freshman, Jaiden Urban. The freshman orientation wasn't purely entertainment though, it prepared our incoming students for their exciting first day, complete with schedules being provided and teachers introducing themselves. "I do believe it prepared me for the first day of school because I was able to find where all my classes were located and it helped me not to get lost,” Cherokee Neighbours, freshman, said.
The first week of school was a thrilling time for our new students. The halls bustling with activity, work beginning and even picture day taking place. While the first day was the most confusing and eventful one for many of the students, we luckily had our wonderful staff to help ease the transition. While discussing their first day, freshman Salma Torrez said, "I was nervous but the teachers and students immediately made me feel at home and welcome.” Going into high school is rarely an easy experience, but at least at County High, it’s a fun one.
The culture at County High School is one that is accepting and supportive. The community at County reflects this, with our upperclassmen having welcomed the newcomers with open arms. When asked about the culture at County, Craig Allen said, "I attend TAA, and there in particular, it is very accepting of everyone, and everyone's just really cool to be around." Our culture at County High is one of the leading reasons we are able to maintain our wonderful school. It allows students to work in an environment that supports them, allowing them to reach their full potential.
The new Hornets are ready to take on their freshman year, and it appears they are off to a wonderful start. Only time will tell what kind of mark the class of 2025 may leave on our school.