Culture shock, excitement, nerves all part of 2014 FHS Insanity

Joshua King, in middle with plaid shorts, is joined by several of his Farragut High School freshmen friends during FHS Insanity in the school’s Commons Monday afternoon, Aug. 4. New Farragut residents who come from a rural setting in Virginia, Jody Tipton and her daughter, Caroline, were receiving a mild culture shock with Farragut High School Insanity Monday afternoon, Aug. 4.

While FHS Commons was packed with freshmen and their parents darting around seemingly every direction to get class schedules, clubs and extracurricular activities set for the 2014-15 school year, Caroline, 14, made a confession.

Having moved “from a very small, rural school” in Glade Spring, Va., “I was really nervous about going to a lot bigger school,” Caroline said. “But once I got here all the mentors were really nice, so I feel a lot more comfortable coming on the first day now.

“I’m excited about meeting new people, and there’s a lot more class options here and I like that.”
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